Tax Reduction for Low, Mid-Income Earners, Likely to Attract more Immigrants in Canada

Tax Reduction for Low, Mid-Income Earners, Likely to Attract more Immigrants in Canada

When you plan immigration to another country, the cost of living and income tax, etc. are the key factors you look into. Canada, although, had been a popular immigration destination, however, when it comes to low taxes, it certainly wont be the first choice for the skilled migrants with low income. However, with the recent tax cut announcement w.e.f. January 1, 2016, will certainly attract more low and mid income earners in Canada.


The Existing Tax Rule Amended by the New Liberal Government

The Tax Rules have been amended by the new Liberal Government in Canada as per their prior commitment. The Tax in general levied to all the citizens and residents in Canada. The new tax rules are primarily going to benefit the people with low and mid income, whereas, the individuals with relatively high income will have to face higher taxes.

Key Points Regarding New Tax Rules

Below are the key changes announced to the existing tax rules.

  • For the individuals with income $45,282 - $90,563, the payable tax rate will be decreased to 20.5% from 22%, which is being charged at now.
  • The Tax Rule Changes will take effect on January 1, 2016.
  • For the People earning more than $200,000 payable tax rate will be 33%

Key Changes in Tax-Free Saving Account (TFSA)

The TFSA (Tax-Free Saving Account) is one of the key saving options for the new immigrants in Canada. However, the ceiling amount per year for a TFSA account has been set back to $5,500. The key benefit of TFSA account is that it does not ask for the earlier income in Canada from the new immigrants, unlike the RRSP (Registered Retirement Saving Plan). Moreover, withdrawals in a TFSA are also tax-free.

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