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Tax Comparison Investment Income - Dividends vs Interest

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Tax Comparison of Dividends vs Interest

The tax comparison tables show the total income taxes payable or refundable at various levels of investment income for each province and territory. Three different types of investment income are compared:

bulletCanadian dividends eligible for the enhanced dividend tax credit
bulletnon-eligible Canadian dividends, and 
bulletother investment income such as foreign dividends and interest.

The calculations assume that the income is earned by a single person, and that there is no other type of income included in taxable income.  The total taxes payable include any alternative minimum tax, where applicable.

Tax Comparison Investment Income 2017

Tax Comparison Investment Income 2016

Tax Comparison Investment Income 2015

Tax Comparison Investment Income 2014

Tax Comparison Investment Income 2013

Tax Comparison Investment Income 2012

To see the tax results for your own income situation for the current year, and how it would change if the type of investment income changes, use our Income Tax Planning Calculators.

See also:

Tax Comparisons of Canadian Eligible Dividends vs Other Income for Seniors, which compares 2 different levels of Canadian eligible dividends vs other income (interest, foreign dividends, etc.) for seniors who are receiving OAS, CPP, and some eligible pension income.  The increase in taxes payable for other income is shown.

Tax Comparisons Employment Income, which compare different levels of employment income, for all provinces/territories, both for a single person and for a family.

Revised: May 24, 2019


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