TaxTips.ca Borrow to Invest Calculator

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Input data into the yellow input fields, tab to the next field or press the calculate button.
The calculator uses 2021 tax rates, which are used for all years.
Make sure you review the Details page (with a wide screen!) to see the possible income reduction, which may be significant.  
1 Start year 2021
2 Choose province or territory from drop-down list
3 Your approximate taxable income per year
4 Estimated annual % increase in income in future years
  Borrow to purchase investments
5 Amount borrowed
6 Borrow the money over a period of how many years? (1 to 10)
7 Interest rate
8 Amortization period in years, starting after borrowing period (0 to 20)
- choose 0 years if you would like to pay only interest for the entire time
  % of investments in:
9 Canadian stocks/ETFs eligible for enhanced dividend tax credit
10 Other stocks
  Rates of return on investments
11 Estimated total annual return including capital gains and dividends
12 Dividend yield on Canadian stocks/ETFs eligible for enhanced dividend tax credit
13 Dividend yield on other stocks/ETFs
14 Average annual capital gains (unrealized until investments are sold)
- on Canadian stocks/ETFs eligible for enhanced dividend tax credit
- on other stocks/ETFs  
     
15
16 Difference per year
17 A 
18 Balance of investments B 
19 Outstanding loan balance
C 
A + B - C 
Tax is not payable until investments are sold.
Dividends are not reinvested.
Does not include: Foreign w/h taxes / foreign tax credit; NT & NU cost of living tax credit; ON health premium; low income tax reductions; QC HSF contributions or prescription premiums.
Includes Federal, Yukon & Nova Scotia additional personal tax credits where applicable.
Tax rates used are rates known as of June 5, 2021
Tax Tip: Borrowing to Invest should not be done by a novice investor!
Non-registered Investments and Debt
    Non-registered investments in stocks & ETFs
using borrowed funds
Tax Calculation Net Disposable Income Calculation
& Balance of Investments Less Loan
Results with no borrowing Difference Borrowing less No Borrowing Net Disposable Income
Annual Avg to Date
Yr # Regular
Income
Inv.
Buys
Actual
Cdn
Dividends
Other
Dividends
Cdn
Stocks
Other
Stocks
Investments
Balance
Inv
Cost Basis
Interest
Expense
Taxable
Income
Tax
Payable
Loan
Payments
Net
Disposable
Income
Loan
balance
Inv-Loan
Balance
Tax
Payable
Net
Disposable
Income
Net Disp.
Income
Difference
Incr in MV
Investments
Net of Loan
Net Annual
Gain
Cumulative
Gain
Borrowing Not
Borrowing
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TaxTips.ca Borrow to Invest Calculator
1 Start year
2 Choose province or territory from drop-down list
3 Your approximate taxable income per year
4 Estimated annual % increase in income in future years
  Borrow to purchase investments
5 Amount borrowed
6 Borrow the money over a period of how many years? (1 to 10)
7 Interest rate
8 Amortization period in years, starting after borrowing period (0 to 20)
      - choose 0 years if you would like to pay only interest for the entire time
  % of investments in:
9 Canadian stocks/ETFs eligible for enhanced dividend tax credit
10 Other stocks
  Rates of return on investments
11 Estimated total annual return including capital gains and dividends
12 Dividend yield on Canadian stocks/ETFs eligible for enhanced dividend tax credit
13 Dividend yield on other stocks/ETFs
14 Average annual capital gains (unrealized until investments are sold)
- on Canadian stocks/ETFs eligible for enhanced dividend tax credit
- on other stocks/ETFs  
15
16 Difference per year
17 A 
18 Balance of investments B 
19 Outstanding loan balance
C 
A + B - C 

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Revised: September 15, 2021

 

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