British Columbia Income Tax Calculator
Easily estimate take home pay after income tax so you can have an idea of what to possibly expect when planning your budget
Last reviewed on January 29, 2023
Income Before Tax
Take Home Pay
Average Tax Rate
$ = Canadian Dollar
Income Before Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Non-Refundable Tax Credits
Quebec Federal Tax Abatement
Provincial Income Tax
Provincial Non-Refundable Tax Credits
Provincial Non-Refundable "Tax Reduction"
Canada Pension Plan (CPP)
Employment Insurance (EI)
Quebec Pension Plan (QPP)
Quebec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP)
Quebec Health Services Fund
Ontario Health Premium
Take Home Pay
Average Tax Rate
Table of Contents
Enter your employment income into the income tax calculator above to estimate how taxes in British Columbia, Canada may affect your finances. You'll then get your estimated take home pay, an estimated breakdown of your potential tax liability, and a quick summary down here so you can have a better idea of what to possibly expect when planning your budget.
To learn more about British Columbia, its income tax, and tax brackets, so that you can get a deeper understanding of how your budget and finances may be affected, scroll down to the detail section below!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the income tax rate in British Columbia?
The provincial income tax rate in British Columbia is progressive and ranges from 5.06% to 20.5% while federal income tax rates range from 15% to 33% depending on your income. This income tax calculator can help estimate your average income tax rate and your take home pay.
How many income tax brackets are there in British Columbia?
The provincial income tax system in British Columbia has seven different tax brackets. For more details, check out our detail section.
How to Calculate British Columbia Net Income
Known for its rugged wilderness, world-class skiing, and rich cultural diversity, British Columbia is a true gem of North America. From the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver to the charming seaside towns of Victoria and Tofino, this western Canadian province offers a diverse range of experiences for locals and tourists alike.
Beyond its breathtaking landscapes, British Columbia is also home to a thriving economy driven by industries like technology, film production, and tourism. Residents here enjoy high standards of living and a quality of life that makes this Pacific coast province a desirable place to call home.
If you find yourself earning income within these vibrant borders, there is one aspect of life that cannot be ignored: income tax. Yes, while it may not be very exciting, understanding the basics of the income tax system is an important aspect of living and working here.
First and foremost, your net income is calculated by taking your gross income and subtracting various taxes based on said income.
In British Columbia, the provincial income tax system is a progressive tax system, which means that calculating your net income can be a bit complicated. The system divides your income into multiple brackets, each with its own tax rate. The lower brackets are taxed at a lower rate, while the higher brackets are taxed at a higher rate. Essentially, those that make more will be taxed more. The tax rates in British Columbia range from 5.06% to 20.5%, and the tax brackets you fall into will depend on your income.
British Columbia Income Tax Brackets
For 2022 tax year
|Taxable Income (CAD)||Tax Rate|
|From 43,070 to 86,141||7.7%|
|From 86,141 to 98,901||10.5%|
|From 98,901 to 120,094||12.29%|
|From 120,094 to 162,832||14.7%|
|From 162,832 to 227,091||16.8%|
|From 227,091 onwards||20.5%|
Another thing you need to know about the provincial income tax system is that there aren't really any common tax deductions, per se. Tax deductions are amounts that you can subtract from your income before calculating your tax. Instead, Canada tends to prefer the usage of tax credits to directly reduce your tax liability.
However, you should be aware that most tax credits in British Columbia are non-refundable. This means that they can only, at most, lower your tax to zero, but they cannot give you a refund if they exceed your tax. For example, if your tax is $500 and your tax credits are $600, you won't get $100 back as a refund. You will just pay no tax.
Most of the tax credits in British Columbia are expressed as “amounts”. Be careful not to take these at face value. These are not the actual amounts that you can subtract from your tax. Rather, they are amounts that you have to multiply by the lowest tax rate before subtracting them from your tax. In this way, they act like deductions for low income earners within the lowest bracket, but their effect is reduced for high income earners.
One of the most important tax credits in British Columbia is the non-refundable basic personal amount, which for 2022 is $11,302. One way of interpreting this is that if your income is less than or equal to this amount, you will pay no provincial income tax.
Another important tax credit in British Columbia is the special tax reduction credit. This is a credit that is designed to help low to moderate income earners pay less provincial income tax. The amount of this credit depends on your income level and it decreases as your income increases.
Being part of Canada, the federal government also expects a cut of your income. This is done through the form of federal income tax. It's similar to the provincial income tax in BC. More details can be found below within a large section dedicated just to this.
Aside from provincial and federal income tax, individuals will also be responsible for paying social security taxes. Social security in British Columbia consists of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Employment Insurance (EI). The CPP contributions are made at rates of 5.7% and EI contributions are made at rates of 1.58%. It is worth noting that there are maximum limits on the income that is subject to contributions for both CPP and EI.
Fortunately, there are tax credits available to offset the burden of social security contributions, up to certain limits. These credits can be applied to both provincial and federal tax obligations, providing helpful relief to many across the provine and the country.
More From Investomatica:
For sales tax, please visit our British Columbia Sales Tax Rates and Calculator page.
Calculate Your Income Tax in Other Provinces and Territories
Calculate Your Income Tax in Other Parts of North America
- The content shown on this page is strictly for educational purposes only. It does not represent advice nor is it a substitute for a professional advisor.
- Estimated results are just estimates. They are not a guarantee of future results.
- Tax situations vary widely and calculations can get very complex. This income tax calculator only provides a rough estimate according to the most common scenarios for standard employment income that comes from an employer. If you are self-employed, your taxes might differ.
- There may be additional deductions, credits, exemptions, allowances, reliefs, etc depending on many factors. Some factors are about your family such as the number of dependents, children, relatives, parents, etc. Other factors may include mortgage payments, property depreciation, charitible donations, additional voluntary retirement contributions, etc. Whether or not you are handicapped and/or disabled may also sometimes be an additional factor.
- Depending on region and jurisdiction, salary bonuses may be treated and taxed differently from standard salary.
- Calculators from other sites may show slightly different numbers due to different deductions/credits being included or they are based on data from a different year.
- Generally, we review changes once a year since tax codes usually change once a year. If you notice a major miscalculation or error with our income tax calculator (most likely caused by a typo somewhere), feel free to direct message us on twitter and let us know. However, if you have specific questions about your own personal situation, please consult a licensed tax professional.
Investomatica Comment Policy
Discussions are welcome. Please stay on topic and remember to be kind to each other. If you would like to report a bug or issue with one of our pages or calculators, please direct message us on twitter instead.