The B.C. Budget: Where does the government’s money come from? And where does it go?

The government, which is forecasting a small surplus for the upcoming year, estimates revenues of $44.8 billion for 2014/2015. But where will that money come from?

As this chart demonstrates, it will come from taxes, transfers, user fees, natural resources, and crown corporations. But mostly taxes.

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However, that only tells part of the story. Within each of those categories, the government receives a wide variety of money from different sources. Use our interactive chart to see the exact sources of revenue.

The government spends most of the money funding various ministries. They estimate they will spend just over $34 billion on their 19 different revenues. And while the Ministry of Health is the largest expenditure, it might surprise you to know it takes up nearly half the total amount.

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