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TaxTips.ca Calculators -> Canadian Tax Calculator - current year calculator and  instructions
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    Choose your province   Tax Year 2008  
      Taxpayer   Spouse    
Birth year     Combined Taxes Payable
Birth month (needed for CPP premiums if turning 18 or 70 during year)     Taxpayer
Are you eligible to claim the disability amount tax credit?     Spouse
Are you single? (must be "N" to calculate spouse tax)   Total
Are you eligible to claim the working income tax benefit?      
Information re dependent children and eligible dependent tax credit
# children age 16 or less at Dec 31 of tax year -born  
# children age 17 at Dec 31 of tax year -born # children age 18 at Dec 31
Total # children age 17 or less at Dec 31 Total # children age 18 or less at Dec 31
If not single, claim Federal child amount tax credit on the return of
  If eligible, claim the equivalent to spouse (eligible dependent) tax credit for ONE of the following dependents:
child age 18 or less at the end of year  
Age of child end of year (zero if under 1)    
OR other eligible relative  
Net income of dependent claimed as equivalent to spouse
Income information Taxable Income
Income from:   Taxpayer   Spouse   Taxpayer   Spouse
  Employment      
  Are you required to pay employment insurance (EI) premiums on the above earnings?        
  Self-employment      
  Universal child care benefit:              
  - will be claimed by spouse with lower "net income before adjustments"      
  Employment insurance benefits (EI)      
  Old Age Security (OAS)      
  CPP retirement or disability pension      
  # months in year collecting CPP pension        
  Capital gains in excess of capital losses (zero if negative)      
  Cdn dividends eligible for enhanced div tax credit (public companies)      
  Cdn dividends eligible for small business div tax credit (CCPCs)      
  RRSP/RRIF withdrawals (when not eligible for pension tax credit)      
  Other income      
  Pension income (eligible for pension tax credit for persons 65+)      
  Qualified pension income (eligible for pension credit for any age)      
  Qualified pension income (eligible for pension tax credit even if taxpayer is under 65) includes
- life annuity payments from a superannuation or pension plan
- pmts from a RRIF, or annuity pmts from an RRSP or from a DPSP, received as a result of the death of a spouse or common-law partner.
Total income for tax purposes - line 150  
 
Pension splitting - maximum allowable is 50% of eligible pension income. Make sure birth year entered for both Taxpayer and Spouse.
  Number of months married or living common-law
A. Total pension income eligible for pension tax credit (based on age)        
  Maximum pension amount transferable (50% x A/12 x #months married)        
  Amount that you are electing to transfer - from taxpayer to spouse  
  Amount that you are electing to transfer - from spouse to taxpayer          
  Transfer of pension income $ from taxpayer to spouse      
    $ from spouse to taxpayer      
                 
  After pension splitting - pension income eligible for pension tax credit        
  Transfer of tax withheld from eligible pension income:      
  Total tax deducted from pension income of taxpayer        
  Total tax deducted from pension income of spouse              
Deductions Taxpayer   Spouse
  RRSP deduction      
  Other deductions      
  Deduction for 50% of CPP on self-employment income    
Net income before adjustments (for calculation of clawbacks, zero if negative) - line 234  
  Clawback of EI and OAS        
Net income for tax purposes - line 236  
  Net capital losses of other years (after Oct 17, 2000)      
  Non-capital losses of other years      
Taxable income (zero if negative) - line 260  
  Less dividend gross-up  
  Add back non-taxable portion of capital gains less capital losses carried forward  
  Add back clawbacks (the clawbacks are treated as another tax for the average tax rate calculation)  
Adjusted taxable income (zero if negative) for average tax rate calculation at bottom  
NON-REFUNDABLE TAX CREDIT INFORMATION  
  Taxpayer   Spouse    
  Public transit costs      
  Child fitness amounts Fed/MB/YT- max $500 for each child age 16 or less  
  NS Sport/recreation amounts - max $500 for each child age 17 or less  
  Medical expenses-usually best claimed by lower income spouse    
  Charitable donations-usually best claimed by higher income spouse    
Medical and donations can be claimed by either spouse-see which one works best.
Donations can be carried forward and used in a future year.
 
Medical expenses can be claimed for any 12 month period ending in the tax year.  
Home renovation and homebuyer tax credits can be shared by spouses - see what works best.  
Students  
  Student loan interest (can be carried forward up to 5 years)        
Unused tuition/education/text amounts from prior year: Federal      
    Provincial      
Resident of different province at the previous year end - use the federal unused tuition/education/textbook amount as the provincial amount, unless moved to ON or PE. If moved to ON from QC use federal amount, otherwise use provincial amount. If moved to PE from QC use federal amount, otherwise use lower of federal or provincial amounts.  
  Eligible tuition fees        
  Federal education/textbook amounts Part time- # of months  
    Full time - # of months  
  Part time  
    Full time  
  Unused tuition/education/textbook amounts before transfers to spouse Federal      
  Provincial      
  Maximum allowable transfer from spouse Federal      
    Provincial        
  Unused amounts to transfer from spouse Federal      
      Provincial      
Tax credits for age, pension, disability, and child (except NS and PE child under 6) amounts are automatically transferred to other spouse if unused.
TAXES AND PREMIUMS Taxpayer   Spouse
    Federal     Federal  
       
  Basic personal amount      
  Spouse/equivalent      
  Age amount      
  Senior supplementary (SK)          
  Dependent children under 18 (Fed, YT), SK under 19      
  Amount for children under 6 (NS, NU, PE) = UCCB          
  Family tax benefit (MB)          
  Employment credit amount (Fed/YK)      
  Pension amount      
  Disability amount      
  Public transit amount (Federal only and YT only)      
       
  Employment insurance      
  CPP on empl earnings      
  1/2 CPP on self-empl earnings      
  Tuition, education and textbook amounts      
  Amounts transferred from spouse      
  Student loan interest      
  Medical expenses      
  Total amount for non-refundable tax credits (B)      
  Non-refundable tax credits @ (B) x    
  Donations tax credit      
  Enhanced dividend tax credit      
  Small business dividend tax credit      
  Total non-refundable tax credits (C)      
       
  Additional tax for alternative minimum tax (AMT)      
  Provincial surtax        
  Low income tax reduction          
  Federal refundable medical expense supplement        
  Federal refundable working income tax benefit        
  Ontario health premium        
         
Income tax payable (refundable if negative)      
       
  Clawback payable re EI and OAS      
  CPP on self-employment income      
Total payable (refundable if negative)          
  Total income tax deducted (information slips/instalments)      
  Transfer of withholding tax re pension splitting    
  Adjusted total income tax credits    
Balance payable (refund due if negative)        
  CPP paid on employment income    
  EI paid on employment income    
Total taxes, clawbacks, CPP/EI premiums    
Net income before taxes / before RRSP deduction        
Net income after taxes / before RRSP deduction    
Tax savings re RRSPs / Marginal tax rate (note 1)    
Average tax rate based on taxable income      
= total taxes, clawbacks, CPP/EI divided by taxable income      
Avg tax rate based on adjusted taxable income    
Note 1: When RRSP contributions cause UCCB income to move from one spouse to the other, tax savings re RRSPs are not accurate.
Alternative minimum tax (AMT) is estimated based on available information.
This calculator is intended to be used for planning purposes. It does not include every available tax credit. We strive for accuracy, but cannot guarantee it. Calculations are based on 2008 tax rates.

Revised: September 19, 2017

 

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