Canada income tax law for 2014 Canada Income Tax Rates for 2014

Canada Income Tax Brackets

Tax Bracket (yearly earnings) Tax Rate (%)
$0 - $40,970 15.00%
$40,970 - $81,941 22.00%
$81,941 - $127,021 26.00%
$127,021 and up 29.00%

Canada has a bracketed income tax system with four income tax brackets, ranging from a low of 15.00% for those earning under $40,970 to a high of 29.00% for those earning more then $127,021 a year.

How does the Canada Income Tax compare to the rest of the world?

Canada has one of the lowest income taxes in the world, charging a maximum income tax of 29.00%. Countries with similar tax brackets include Finland with a maximum tax bracket of 30.00%, Mexico with a maximum tax bracket of 30.00% and Poland with a maximum tax bracket of 32.00%. Keep in mind that our ranking measures only nationwide income taxes, and does not account for local income taxes at state, province, or municipal levels.

Canada Income Taxes
Maximum Income Tax Income Tax Allowance World Tax Rank
29.00% $1,557 ($1,421 USD) 26th of 34

What is the Canada Income Tax?

Canada's personal income tax is a bracketed income tax that must be paid yearly by all citizens to the government of Canada. Failure to pay, or underpayment of, the Canada income tax can result in high fees, fines, or jail time.

In addition to Canada's income tax, other taxes may apply to wages or profits earned, including social services, medical care, and capital gains taxes.

Canada Income Tax Allowance

Canada provides most taxpayers with an income tax allowance of $1,557, which can be kept as a tax-free personal allowance. Canada's tax credit is a basic wastable tax credit, non-tapered, available to all (single) taxpayers without dependents.

A tax credit is a fixed amount of money that may be kept by taxpayers without paying any income taxes. Generally, a tax credit is subtracted from your gross income before your taxable income is calculated.


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