2022 Nova Scotia Income Tax Calculator

Get a quick and easy estimate of your 2022 taxes using our online tax calculator.
Plus, find everything you need to prepare to file your income taxes.

2022 Nova Scotia provincial and federal income tax brackets

Here are the tax brackets for Nova Scotia and Canada based on your taxable income.

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Nova Scotia income tax FAQ

Nova Scotia’s most popular tax credits and deductions include:

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Anytime you invest your money into something that increases in value, such as stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), or real estate, that increase is considered a capital gain.

Your capital gains will only be realized and taxable when you cash in your investment. Only 50% of your realized capital gains are taxed at a marginal rate based on your province of residence.

In Nova Scotia, your capital gains are taxed according to the combined marginal capital gains tax rates below:

2022 Taxable Income NS marginal capital gains tax rate
first $25,000 11.90%
over $25,000 up to $29,590 12.16%
over $29,590 up to $50,197 15.24%
over $50,197 up to $59,180 17.99%
over $59,180 up to $74,999 18.85%
over $74,999 up to $93,000 18.59%
over $93,000 up to $100,392 19.00%
over $100,392 up to $150,000 21.75%
over $150,000 up to $155,625 23.50%
over $155,625 up to $221,708 25.19%
over $221,708 27.00%

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The tax rates in Nova Scotia range from 8.79% to 21% of income and the combined federal and provincial tax rate is between 23.79% and 54%.

Nova Scotia’s marginal tax rate increases as your income increases so you pay higher taxes on the level of income that falls into a higher tax bracket.

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Nova Scotia does not have a carbon tax rebate program. The province implements a cap-and-trade program instead to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also keeping the cost of carbon pricing low for Nova Scotians.

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The amount of tax your employer deducts from your paycheque varies based on where you fall inside the federal and Nova Scotia tax brackets.

Federal income tax rates in 2022 range from 15% to 33%. Nova Scotia income tax rates in 2022 range from 8.79% to 21%.

The amount of income tax that was deducted from your paycheque appears in Box 22 of your T4 slip.

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The deadline to file your 2022 income tax return in 2023 is midnight on May 1st, since April 30th falls on a Sunday. If you’re self-employed your tax return is due on June 15, 2023.

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It can take 2 to 3 weeks to receive a refund when you transmit your return via NETFILE. For mailed returns, refunds are mailed out in 4 to 6 weeks following receipt of the return by the CRA or the Revenu Quebec.

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If you have to pay income taxes to the CRA, you can do so online through the CRA’s My Payment online portal. Pay by setting up a pre-authorized debit agreement using CRA My Account or through a third-party service provider with credit card, e-transfer, or PayPal.

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If you’re a resident of Canada for any part of the year and are earning income, whether that’s employment, self-employment, investment or other income, you're subject to Canadian income tax. There are no exemptions for age or occupation.

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The CRA requires that you retain your records for a minimum of 6 years, by law.

You can ask to amend your tax return for up to the previous 10 years, so it’s a good idea to maintain your records for that long.

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