If you knew that Manitoba means “where the great spirit lives”, you might be from this great province in the heart of Canada!
Manitoba has a tax system similar to other Canadian provinces. Many of the Manitoba provincial taxes and credits compliment similar credits at the federal level, but there are some unique credits for residents of Manitoba.
Manitoba’s Tax Brackets for Tax Year 2020
Manitoba uses a progressive income tax structure, with only three tax rates or brackets. The tax brackets increase each year, based on inflation. Visit the government of Manitoba’s Personal Income Tax page for yearly tax bracket rates.
Taxable Annual Income
|10.8%||on the first $33,389||$33,389|
|12.75%||on the next $38,775||over $33,389 up to $72,164|
|17.4%||on the portion over $72,164||over $72,164|
Tax brackets in British Columbia are determined by income. Income is found by adding up all your applicable sources of income and then subtracting your credits and deductions. Let’s take a closer look at how income tax works in Manitoba and how to determine your tax rates in that province.
Income for determining your tax bracket is calculated by adding the sum of all income streams for the year, such as employment, self-employment, pension, saving plans, investments, benefits, and more totaled on Line 15000 – Total Income, then subtracting applicable credits and deductions. The result of this calculation, shown on Line 26000 – Taxable Income, is used to determine your tax brackets.
- A complete list of Non-Refundable Tax Credits and other credits or deductions for Manitoba residents can be found in this CRA link: Manitoba Tax and Credits.
- Manitoba Education Property Tax Credit: Renters and homeowners may qualify for a maximum of $700 in tax savings under this credit, intended to offset property taxes. The credit can only be claimed once per dwelling. Learn more on how to claim this provincial credit on your taxes in this CRA link.
- Primary Caregiver Tax Credit: Manitobans who act as the primary caregiver for a family member or friend may be eligible for this refundable credit, up to$1,400. Note: This program requires pre-approval. Learn more on how to claim this provincial credit on your taxes in this CRA link.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Manitoba Government created the Manitoba Protection Plan and implemented a number of initiatives to support Manitoba residents. Seniors should take note of the $200 Seniors Economic Recovery Credit and those who do did not receive an advance cheque in the mail in May or June 2020, can claim the credit on their 2020 income tax return.
There is an allowable amount of income that you can earn before you must start paying taxes. That is called the “basic personal” or “personal amount.” For the 2020 tax year, the Federal Basic Personal Amount (BPA) is $13,229, while the MB amount is $9,938.
This TurboTax article provides more information on the federal tax rates, as well as links to other provinces and tax calculators: An Overview of Canada’s Tax Brackets.
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