Canada Tax Tables

Income Tax in Canada is calculated separately for Federal tax commitments and Province Tax commitments depending on where the individual tax return is filed (due to work / location). The Canada Tax return is completed as one single calculation (except Quebec) with the total tax calculations, tax credits and exemptions centralised to simply tax calculations and tax returns. The Tax Year in Canada runs from January to December with individual tax returns due no later than the following April 30th.

2018 Tax Year Filing Deadlines

The 2018 tax year runs from 1st January 2018 through to the 31st December 2018 with tax returns due for specific individuals / groups on the following dates:

  • 30th April 2019 Individual Tax Returns
  • 30th April 2019 Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax owing for the period
  • 15th June 2019 Self-employed individuals and their spouses
  • 30th June 2019 Non-Residents electing to file under section 217

2019 Tax Year Filing Deadlines

The 2019 tax year runs from 1st January 2019 through to the 31st December 2019 with tax returns due for specific individuals / groups on the following dates:

  • 30th April 2020 Individual Tax Returns
  • 30th April 2020 Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax owing for the period
  • 15th June 2020 Self-employed individuals and their spouses
  • 30th June 2020 Non-Residents electing to file under section 217

How is Income Tax Calculated in Canada?

The taxation system in Canada is similar to the United States whereby each Province sets its own tax tables, credits and tax exemptions. These typically change for each tax year though not in all Provinces. Federal Tax rates and Tax tables also change annually. As an individual generates more income, they pay higher rates of taxation as they exceed defined tax thresholds in the income tax tables. You can calculate your income tax for Canada using the Canada Tax Calculator. The Canada Tax Calculator uses the following Tax Tables for each defined tax year.