BC Finance Minister Michael de Jong delivered the province’s 2017 budget on Feb. 21, 2017. The budget anticipates a surplus of $295 million for the current year, $244 million in 2018-2019 and $223 million in 2019-2020.
Corporate Income Tax Measures
Reduction in Corporate income Tax Rate from 2.5% to 2.0% effective April 1, 2017
|Corporate Income Tax Rates- As of January 1, 2017|
|British Columbia||Combined Federal & BC|
|*on first $500,000 of active business income **effective April 1, 2017|
Increase in the personal tax rate from 40.61% to 40.95% for ineligible dividends effective January 1, 2017.
|Personal Combined Federal/Provincial Top Marginal Rates|
|Interest and regular income||47.70%|
Medical Services Plan Premiums: Rate will remain at $75/month/adult. Effective Jan 1, 2018: 50% MSP premium reduction for households with annual net incomes up to $120,000.
Firefighter & Search & Rescue Volunteer Tax Credit: Non-refundable tax credit of up to $3,000 for 2017.
Back to School Tax Credit: Non-refundable tax credit of $250 per child (ages 5 to 17) for 2016 to 2018. Effective Jan 1, 2018, the education tax credit will be eliminated.
Electricity- Provincial Sales Tax Act: Effective Oct 1, 2017, the tax rate is reduced to 3.5% of the purchase price.
Property transfer tax: For first time home buyers to save property transfer tax on the purchase of their property the partial exemption has been increased to $500,000 from $475,000.
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