Reducing Taxes

“A penny saved is worth two pennies earned . . . after taxes.”
–  Randy Thurman

Tax Brackets and Tax Rates 2020

Federal Income Tax Rates
and Brackets

(according to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA))

 15.00%                Up to   $48,535

20.50%               48,536 – 97,069

26.00%             97,070 – 150,473

29.00%           150,474 – 214,368

33.00%            214,369  and over

Ontario Income Tax Rates
and Brackets

(according to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA))

5.05%                    Up to $44,740

9.15%                  44,741 – 89,482

11.16%               89,483 – 150,000

12.16%            150,001 – 220,000

13.16%            220,001  and over

Combined Federal & Ontario Tax Brackets
and Tax Rates

20.05%               Up to     $44,740
24.15%           44,741   –    48,535
29.65%           48,536   –    78,782
31.48%           78,783   –    89,482
33.89%           89,483   –    92,824
37.91%           92,825   –    97,069
43.41%           97,070   –  149,999
44.97%         150,000   –  150,473
47.97%         150,474   –  214,368
51.97%         214,369   –  219,999
53.53%       $220,000     and over

Otario Surtax

The Combined Federal & Ontario Tax Rates includes an Ontario Surtax. The Ontario Surtax is a second layer of taxes (on top of the Basic Provincial Income Tax) that is payable by residents of Ontario.

All Canadians are affected by taxes.  Whether through income tax, through everyday purchases or simply by owning a home.  Paying taxes are inevitable.  However, there are many strategies available to Canadians that can help them reduce the taxes they pay.

Taxes are collected in many forms;

  • Income Tax such as personal and corporate taxes
  • Consumption taxes such as sales taxes
  • Wealth taxes such as property and estate taxes
Tax planning involves using strategies that accomplish two main goals;

  • Paying as little tax as legally possible
  • Deferring as much tax as possible.
Vehicles used for tax planning strategies;

  • TFSAs (Tax Free Saving Account)
  • RRSPs (Registered Retirement Saving Account)
  • RDSPs (Registered Disability Savings Plan)
  • RESPs (Registered Education Savings Plan)
  • Charitable Donations

Tax Planning

At filling time, you have lost most of the control over the outcome.   Tax planning is an ongoing process.  It encompasses many choices as well as strategies. The amount of income you earn, the investment decisions you make, the available credits and deductions available to you are just some of the factures that contribute to a very complex tax system in Canada.  With the multitude of rules and the changes that come about every year to our tax system, it is very easy to confuse, overlook or miss a strategy altogether.  It is advisable to seek professional help to make sure you are taking advantage of all possible tax strategies.

Tax planning is all about keeping more of your money.

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