Alaina Lockhart

Your member of parliament for


Fundy Royal

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Your member of parliament for


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Get Ready to File Your 2016 Income Tax Return

Contents

2016 Federal and Provincial/Territorial Tax Rates
Basic Canadian Income Tax Calculator
Where can I get help with my tax return?
Tax Programs
File Your Taxes for Free!
Contact the Canada Revenue Agency
Tax Tips

 

Get Ready to File – 2016 Income Return

  1. Gather all your income tax information, such as T4 and T5 slips, receipts, and a copy of last year’s return for reference. You can get some of your tax information through CRA’s My Account. Be sure to also check out CRA’s new and enhanced services, which can help you file your return, receive your refund faster or make a payment.
  2. Discover all the credits and benefits you may be eligible for. These include various child and family benefits.
  3. File your return. Using certified tax software to transmit your return is fast, easy, and secure. If you are registered for My Account, you can use the new Auto-fill my return service to automatically fill in parts of your income tax and benefit return, making the online filing process even simpler. You can also file by completing a paper return. Tax packages will be available at all Canada Post outlets and Service Canada offices starting February 1, 2017.
  4. Send your return. You can send your return electronically from within the certified tax software or by mail to a CRA Tax Centre.
  5. Make your payment or receive your refund.

 

2016 Federal and Provincial/Territorial Tax Rates

Basic Canadian Income Tax Calculator: https://simpletax.ca/calculator

Federal tax rates for 2016

 

Provincial/territorial tax rates for 2016

Tax for all provinces (except Quebec) and territories is calculated the same way as federal tax. 

Provinces/territories Rate(s)
Newfoundland and Labrador 8.2% on the first $35,148 of taxable income, +
13.5% on the next $35,147, +
14.55% on the next $55,205, +
15.8% on the next $50,200, +
16.8% on the amount over $175,700
Prince Edward Island 9.8% on the first $31,984 of taxable income, +
13.8% on the next $31,985, +
16.7% on the amount over $63,969
Nova Scotia 8.79% on the first $29,590 of taxable income, +
14.95% on the next $29,590, +
16.67% on the next $33,820, +
17.5% on the next $57,000, +
21% on the amount over $150,000
New Brunswick 9.68% on the first $40,492 of taxable income, +
14.82% on the next $40,493, +
16.52% on the next $50,679, +
17.84% on the next $18,336, +
20.3% on the amount over $150,000
Quebec Go to Income tax rates (Revenu Québec Web site).
Ontario 5.05% on the first $41,536 of taxable income, +
9.15% on the next $41,539, +
11.16% on the next $66,925, +
12.16% on the next $70,000, +
13.16 % on the amount over $220,000
Manitoba 10.8% on the first $31,000 of taxable income, +
12.75% on the next $36,000, +
17.4% on the amount over $67,000
Saskatchewan 11% on the first $44,601 of taxable income, +
13% on the next $82,829, +
15% on the amount over $127,430
Alberta 10% on the first $125,000 of taxable income, +
12% on the next $25,000, +
13% on the next $50,000, +
14% on the next $100,000, +
15% on the amount over $300,000
British Columbia 5.06% on the first $38,210 of taxable income, +
7.7% on the next $38,211, +
10.5% on the next $11,320, +
12.29% on the next $18,802, +
14.7% on the amount over $106,543
Yukon 6.4% on the first $45,282 of taxable income, +
9% on the next $45,281, +
10.9% on the next $49,825, +
12.8% on the next $359,612, +
15% on the amount over $500,000
Northwest Territories 5.9% on the first $41,011 of taxable income, +
8.6% on the next $41,013, +
12.2% on the next $51,329, +
14.05% on the amount over $133,353
Nunavut 4% on the first $43,176 of taxable income, +
7% on the next $43,175, +
9% on the next $54,037, +
11.5% on the amount over $140,388

 

Where can I get help with my tax return?

You can get help from an accountant, a free tax clinic, or a community agency.

If you need help with your tax return, you can pay to use the services of a Chartered Accountant or a tax preparation company.

If you cannot afford to pay for assistance, you may be eligible for a free tax clinic. Generally, these clinics are for people who have a low-income and a simple tax situation (for example, no rental or business income).  Volunteer tax preparation clinics are generally offered between February and April each year at various locations across Canada.

To find help in your area, select your province:

For More Information

 

Tax Programs

The following list of software is certified by the Canadian Revenue Agency for the NETFILE program.  This is only a sample list of the most popular programs available.

Online:

For your Computer:

 

File Your Taxes For Free!

Free offerings are based on individual tax situations or income levels. It is your responsibility to find out from the software developer what free offerings are available for their product.

 

Contact the Canada Revenue Agency

Individual income tax and trust enquiries        1-800-959-8281
You can reach a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) representative at this number for tax information for individuals, trusts, international tax and non-residents, including personal income tax returns, instalments, and RRSPs or to get our forms and publications.

Businesses and self-employed individuals        1-800-959-5525
Call this number to get information on payroll deductions, the GST/HST (including rebates such as the new housing rebates), excise taxes and other levies, excise duties, corporations, sole proprietorships, partnerships, and non-resident corporations and corporation accounts. Also call this number to register for a business number and any program account such as the GST/HST, and to get our forms and publications.

TIPS (Tax Information Phone Service)        1-800-267-6999
This automated phone service provides information to individuals and businesses.

Telerefund        1-800-959-1956
This automated phone service provides information about your income tax refund.

Benefit enquiries        1-800-387-1193
Call this number for information on the Canada child benefit (CCB), the GST/HST credit, and related provincial and territorial programs, as well as the child disability benefit and children’s special allowances.

 

Tax Tips

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The following are a curated list of webpages which have reputable and detailed answers to common tax questions.  All of the pages are free to use.