How income tax works

Find out more about how income tax works, including tax deductions and tax credits, and try our interactive chart to see what tax bracket you are in.

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Reducing the tax taken from your pay cheque

If you’re an employee, your employer will deduct income tax from your pay cheque. This is known as tax deductions at source. Reducing the amount of tax withheld will increase your net take-home pay.

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RRSP and TFSA contributions

Your annual RRSP contribution room is determined by how much income you earned the previous year. You can deduct contributions to your RRSP but not your TFSA.

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Investors and tax

The amount of tax you pay on your investments depends on the type of investments you hold, and the type of account they are held in.

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Charitable donations

You can claim a federal and provincial non-refundable tax credit when your give money to a registered charity or qualifying organization.

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