How To Split Pension Income

Congratulations, you have reached a milestone and have finally retired. You are receiving a pension from your former employer and would like to split it this with your spouse under the pension splitting rules. What is Pension Splitting? If you receive pension income eligible for pension income tax credit, you can split up to 50% of this pension income with…

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12 Income Splitting Opportunities

Many of the income splitting opportunities have been curtailed by a set of rules known as the attribution rules. When opportunities are available, they can be complex, expensive, and difficult to maintain. However, if you and other family members are in very different tax brackets, the benefits may be substantial. Record Keeping Proper records are a must when establishing an income splitting arrangement.…

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Understanding Income Splitting

The income tax you pay is based on a set of progressive tax rates. This means that the amount of income tax you pay increases as your taxable income increases. For example, in 2012 you would pay federal income tax of: 15% on the first $42,707 of income you earn, 22% on the next $42,707, 26% on the next $46,992,…

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The Income Splitting Rules

Accountants often call the income splitting rules attribution rules. The term attribution simply means to attribute income back to the original person and effectively stop any attempt to income split. Who Do The Income Splitting Rules Apply To? The rules that are designed to prevent income splitting apply when you attempt to shift income to any one of the following…

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Pension Income Splitting

The 2007 tax year was a big win for seniors when the Government introduced pension income splitting which allows lowering income taxes between spouses. Prior to these new rules, only Canada Pension Plan could be split but the calculation was done by the Government and was not straight forward. How Pension Splitting Works In order to split your pension income,…

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What Is Eligible Pension Income?

If you receive certain pension income, you may be able to claim the $2,000 pension income tax credit (also known as the pension amount) as well as split this pension income with your spouse or common law partner. But what pension income qualifies? If You Age 65 Or Older If you are over the age of 65, the following qualifies…

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