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Detailed Canadian Income Tax Calculator
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PLEASE NOTE:If the
calculator doesn't seem to be working for you, or looks messed up, please clear your browser
cache and try again. In Chrome: hold down the ctrl
and shift keys, then touch the delete key, select cached images and files to be
cleared, set the time range (longer is better) then click clear data.
This usually only has to be done if there has been a significant change in the
calculator. If it appears that recent calculator changes have not been
applied, after doing ctrl-shift-delete, select Advanced, select Hosted app
data, then click on clear data.
Note: best viewed or printed in
Chrome, Firefox or Vivaldi.
The income tax calculator, which takes input for both
taxpayer and spouse, includes most available deductions and tax
credits, and pension splitting. It is a
tax planning tool and financial planning tool, but will not actually file your tax return for you. It will be especially
useful as a tax planning tool for those who have some control over their income,
people making RRIF/RRSP withdrawals
incorporated business owners
investors trying to decide between investments
which produce capital gains, Canadian dividends, or other investment
If you hover over many of the fields in the calculator, you
will see information regarding that particular field.
The calculator includes links to information on many of the
non-refundable tax credits.
The 2016/2017 and later Calculators will retain all of your data, on your computer, depending on your browser settings.
If you are on a public computer, click
reset to clear the data before you close the browser.
you want the information to be retained, ensure that your browser is set
Internet Explorer ( IE) - Internet Options, Privacy, Advanced
- make sure that "always allow
session cookies" is checked.
Chrome - Settings, Advanced Settings (at very bottom), Privacy and Security, Content settings,
Cookies -> Allow sites to save and read cookie data. Keep local
data only until you quit your browser should be turned off.
Firefox - Options, Privacy & Security - under History where it says
"Firefox will:", change to "Use custom settings for
history". Then make sure that "Accept cookies from
sites" is checked. Accept third-party cookies - this
setting doesn't matter. Older Firefox: Keep until - this should be set to
"they expire" or "ask me every time".
can show marginal
tax rate if $100 RRSP deduction amount is entered in the RRSP
deduction field - for this purpose, put your actual RRSP deduction in
the "Other deductions" field - the RRSP savings will be incorrect, but the
RRSP tax savings % will be your marginal tax rate.
calculates CPP and EI
premiums on employment and self-employment (CPP only) income
donations tax credit
- will alert you if your donations exceed 75% of net income, or if
all donations not utilized. Revised to use the highest tax
rate for tax credit to the extent that income is taxed at the
Benefit (CWB), which was previously the Working
income tax benefit (WITB) - Note:you are required to indicate in the calculator if you are eligible
for the CWB or WITB. If you indicate that you qualify, the
calculator will determine the amount you will receive, if any,
based on your income. Read the article on the WITB (above
link) to determine if you qualify.
10400 (line 104 prior to 2019) Other Employment Income
This income should be included with Line 10100 (line 101
prior to 2019) employment
income in the calculator. However, do not include it in the insurable or
pensionable income amounts below the employment income line.
Comparing Calculator Scenarios
If you want to compare different scenarios, come back to this
page to open the calculator a second time (right click the link, and select open
in new window), and compare them side by side.
To see the current marginal
tax rate tables for each province, go to the Tax
the Calculator Results
Canadian Tax & RRSP Savings Calculator now uses a new Print feature,
and the 2-page summary of results can be printed in colour. If you want to print the
results in colour, it seems you'll have to use either Chrome, Firefox or Vivaldi.
In Chrome or Vivaldi, once you click the Print button, choose More settings, and tick
"Background graphics". The preview should change from black and
white to colour. Your printer or pdf printer settings should also be set
to print in colour.
We'll be adding this feature to our other calculators as
time goes on.
FAQ re the Tax Calculators:
Is the "tax savings re RRSPs" the amount of the income tax refund
I would get?
The "tax savings re RRSPs" is the amount your income taxes
will be reduced for that amount of RRSP contribution (make sure the
exceed your RRSP
deduction limit - this is not checked by the calculator). Compare the total income taxes result from the
calculator to what you have actually paid during the year to determine the
amount of your refund.
Basic Tax Calculator
If you are looking for a more simple tax calculator, see our Basic
Canadian Income Tax Calculator, where you input your income from capital
gains, Canadian eligible and non-eligible dividends, and other income, in order
to see the taxes payable for a single person. The Basic Tax Calculator
shows the marginal tax rates for each type of income, as well as total income
taxes payable for each province for a number of years.
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