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Hi all,

I'm glad to have found this very useful forum while browsing the net.

I had one question I was hoping you guys could help me with.

For net income of $127,021
Taxes payable = $ 35,859
CPP paid on employment income = $ 2,163
EI paid on employment income = $ 747

Net income after taxes / before RRSP deduction in BC would be $88,252,

according to taxtips.ca calculator.
http://www.taxtips.ca/calculators/taxcalculator.htm

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Let's say if I decide to incorporate in the hopes of reducing taxes payable,
2010 corporate income tax rate of 18% federal + 10.5% BC

http://www.taxtips.ca/smallbusiness/corporatetax/corptaxrates2010.htm

Net income for corporation = $127,021
Taxes payable =$36,200
Net income after taxes = $90,821

Let's say I give the full amount, $90,821 to myself in dividends.

Marginal Tax rate for small business dividends is
First $35,859 = 4.16% (federal+BC combined)
over $35,859 up to $40,970 = 7.46%
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over $99,987 up to $127,021 = 29.96%

According to this table
http://www.taxtips.ca/taxrates/bc.htm

Question 1. When calculating marginal tax rate from this $90,821 dividend,
do I use 25% gross up? ($113,526) or has taxtips.ca already accounted for this in their table for marginal rate?

taxtips.ca says,
"Marginal tax rate for dividends is a % of actual dividends received (not grossed-up amount)."

Anyways, if I calculate based on taxtips.ca quote,

Dividend = $90,821
Taxes payable = $11,257
Net = $79,564

Now, looking at small business dividend tax credit, according to this page,
http://www.taxtips.ca/dtc/smallbusdtc.htm

In 2010, federal 16.67% + BC 4.25%
Tax credit = $90,821 * 0.2092 = $19,000

$79,564 + $19,000 = $98,564

minus the set up and administrative costs (which is approximately how much?)



Comparing
without incorporation = $88,252
with incorporation = $98,564,

I would save ~ $10,000 (minus set up costs) in taxes?

Did I miss anything in my calculations?

Thanks a lot for your help in advance!!
 

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If you use the taxtips calculator and only put in the $90,821 in dividends into the "CCPC dividends" box and no other income/deductions/tax credits you end up with:


$78,710 net income after taxes.



$90,821 in dividends
= 123,526 grossed up income (line 260 taxable income)


$90,821
- 12,111 fed & prov income tax

=78,710 take home
 

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I notice you are now employed and are thinking about incorporating. Your corporation might be considered a person services business, which is not entitled to the same business deduction. If you Google personal services business, you will get a better explanations than I can give.
 

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Great post. However the results don't make sense to me.

I would expect the incorporated with dividends to be better. You can write of business expenses like a computer and phone effectively for paying for these with pretax dollars but even before that it should still work out better.

There is also another option: incorporating and paying out a salary. Not sure if its better but you can collect the CPP in retirement and draw UI if necessary.

Cheers,
Steve
 
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