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- see information re print function added to both these investment income tax calculators as well as to the Detailed Canadian Income Tax & RRSP Savings Calculator and the Detailed Quebec Income Tax & RRSP Savings Calculator.
The Investment Income Tax Calculator (select above) works for all provinces and territories, with a separate one for Quebec.
The purpose of these calculators is to show the big difference in taxes payable on different types of investment income. Even when the age credit and Old Age Security are clawed back, Canadian dividends and capital gains result in the least taxes payable when compared to other types of income such as foreign dividends and interest. To compare a couple of scenarios side by side, open the calculator by clicking the link above (the calculator will open in a new tab), then come back to this page, right click on the above link, and select "Open in a new window". You now have 2 instances of the calculator open so that you can compare the results.
Keep in mind that the gross-up on Canadian dividends can cause some government benefits to be reduced.
You can also see comparisons of the taxes on eligible dividends vs other types of interest, for every province and territory, both for seniors and non-seniors. See our Tax Comparisons article.
You input the amount of income from
What will it show you?
What is included in the calculations?
Use the area where you can enter the current tax results, then shift income to a different type, and see the difference in taxes payable. Shifting income from other income, such as interest, to Canadian dividends will reduce the total taxes payable even when the OAS clawback increases.
To see tax rate tables for each province, go to the Tax Rates page.
If you would like a more detailed calculator into which you can also input employment and self-employment income, and which will show you how much you can save by making an RRSP contribution, see our more detailed Canadian Tax Calculator, and Quebec Tax Calculator.
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Revised: July 31, 2023
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