Tax changes effective January 1, 2020

January 8, 2020by AB


The general corporate income tax rate will decrease from 11% to 10%, effective January 1, 2020.

The provincial education and tuition tax credits are eliminated as of the 2020 taxation year.

Indexation of personal income tax credits and income brackets is eliminated as of January 1, 2020.

The provincial Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit is eliminated as of January 1, 2020.

Newfoundland and Labrador

The Newfoundland and Labrador Temporary Deficit Reduction Levy, which was in effect from 2016 to 2019, is eliminated.


The provincial small business corporate tax rate is reduced from 3.5% to 3.2%, effective as of January 1, 2020. That rate applies on the first $500,000 of active business income of eligible corporations.

Prince Edward Island

The basic personal amount is increased to $10,000.

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