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Nunavut Budgets - NU Department of Finance
Information for all budget years can be accessed from the above link.
The Nunavut 2017-18 budget was presented on February 22, 2017, with no income tax changes announced.
Nunavut Enhanced Dividend Tax Credit for Eligible Dividends
NU Income Tax Act, 2000 s. 2.32
The dividend tax credit for dividends eligible for the enhanced dividend tax credit is 20% of the Federal gross-up amount.
The federal gross-up reductions which started in 2010 automatically reduced the amount of the NU enhanced dividend tax credit as follows:
The Federal 2008 Budget reduced the gross-up rate and the dividend tax credit rate for dividends eligible for the enhanced dividend tax credit. See the Enhanced Dividend Tax Credit article for details.
NU Income Tax Act s. 2.32
The Nunavut dividend tax credit rate for non-eligible, or small business dividends is defined as 20% of the Federal gross-up.
The Federal 2016 Budget announced that the gross-up rate for non-eligible dividends (also know as regular dividends, or small business dividends) would be not be revised further after 2016, and the Federal tax credit rate for these dividends would remain at 2016 rates.
The rates for non-eligible dividends, if the NU tax credit rate remains at 20% of the federal gross-up, are reflected in the following table.
The Nunavut table of marginal tax rates shows the marginal tax rates for eligible and non-eligible dividends and other income.
A tax credit of $570 for 2016 ($578 for 2017) can be deducted from Nunavut income tax otherwise payable on Form NU428 of the tax return. This is a non-refundable tax credit. The amount is indexed each year for inflation. See Line 51 - Volunteer firefighters' tax credit on the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website for more information.
This is refundable to the taxpayer even if no income tax was paid. The basic amount of the tax credit is 2% of net income, to a maximum of $1,200 per person. A single parent with net income over $60,000 is eligible for a supplement of 2% of the excess of net income over $60,000, to a maximum of $255.12.
See Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) forms NU479 from the Nunavut General Income Tax and Benefit Package page for detailed calculation.
Tax tip: File a tax return even if you have no income, to get the refundable tax credits.
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