Payroll Deductions Tables - CPP, EI, and income tax deductions - In Canada beyond the limits of any province/territory or outside Canada

T4032-OC(E) Rev. 22

This guide uses plain language to explain the most common tax situations. If you need more help, contact your tax services office.

Table of contents

Section A

Section B

Section C

Section D

What's new as of January 1, 2022

The major changes made to this guide since the last edition are outlined.

This guide reflects some income tax changes recently announced which, if enacted as proposed, would be effective January 1, 2022. At the time of publishing, some of these proposed changes were not law. We recommend that you use the new payroll deductions tables in this guide for withholding starting with the first payroll in January 2022.

For 2022, employers can use a Federal Basic Personal Amounts (BPAF) of $14,398 for all employees.

The federal income tax thresholds have been indexed for 2022.

The federal Canada Employment Amount has been indexed to $1,287 for 2022.

Payroll Deductions Tables

You can download Guides T4008, Payroll Deductions Supplementary Tables, and T4032, Payroll Deductions Tables, from our webpage at You can also choose to print only the pages or information that you need. This guide calculates the deductions tables using the dynamic federal basic personal amount formula and the dynamic provincial/territorial basic personal amount formulas where required.

Payroll Deductions Online Calculator

For your 2022 payroll deductions, you can use our Payroll Deductions Online Calculator (PDOC). The online calculator makes it easier to calculate payroll deductions. PDOC is available at

PDOC calculates payroll deductions for the most common pay periods, as well as the applicable province (except Quebec) or territory. The calculation is based on exact salary figures.

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Special Notice

Payroll Deductions Tables (T4032)

Effective with the January 1, 2017 edition, the Canada Revenue Agency is no longer publishing the paper and CD versions of the Guide T4032, Payroll Deductions Tables. The digital versions of the guide continue to be available on our website at

Who should use this guide?

This guide is intended for the employer and the payer. It contains tables for federal and provincial tax deductions, CPP contributions and EI premiums. It will help you determine the payroll deductions for your employees or pensioners.

For more information on deducting, remitting, and reporting payroll deductions, see the following employers' guides:

These guides are available on our website at


You may want to refer to the 2021 edition of Payroll Deductions Tables until the end of 2022 to resolve any pensionable and insurable earnings review (PIER) deficiencies that we identify in processing your 2021 T4 return.

What if your pay period is not in this guide?

This guide contains the most common pay periods: weekly, biweekly (every two weeks), semi-monthly, and monthly. If you have unusual pay periods, such as daily (240 working days), or 10, 13, or 22 pay periods a year, go to the Guide T4008, Payroll Deductions Supplementary Tables or the Payroll Deductions Online Calculator (PDOC) to determine tax deductions.

Which provincial or territorial tax table should you use?

Before you decide which tax table to use, you have to determine your employee's province or territory of employment. This depends on whether or not you require the employee to report for work at your place of business.

If the employee reports for work at your place of business, the province or territory of employment is considered to be the province or territory where your business is located.

To withhold payroll deductions, use the tax table for that province or territory of employment.

If you do not require the employee to report for work at your place of business, the province or territory of employment is the province or territory in which your business is located and from which you pay your employee's salary.

For more information and examples, see Chapter 1, "General Information," in Guide T4001, Employers' Guide – Payroll Deductions and Remittances.

Federal tax for 2022

Indexing for 2022

For 2022, the federal income thresholds, the personal amounts, and the Canada employment amount have been changed based on changes in the consumer price index.

The federal indexing factor for January 1, 2022 is 2.4%. The tax credits corresponding to the claim codes in the tables have been indexed accordingly. Employees will automatically receive the indexing change, whether or not they file Form TD1, 2022 Personal Tax Credits Return.

Tax rates and income thresholds

For 2022, the federal tax rates and income thresholds are:

Chart 1 – 2022 federal tax rates and income thresholds
Annual taxable income ($)
From – To
Federal tax rate (%)
Constant ($)
0.00 to 50,197.00 15% 0
50,197.01 to 100,392.00 20.5% 2,761
100,392.01 to 155,625.00 26% 8,282
155,625.01 to 221,708.00 29% 12,951
221,708.01 and over 33% 21,819

Additional federal tax for income earned outside Canada

The additional federal tax applies to deemed residents of Canada such as members of the Canadian Armed Forces who reside outside of Canada, Canadian residents with income from a permanent establishment in a foreign country, and non-residents who have employment income taxable in Canada.

The rate for the additional federal tax for income which is considered to have been earned in Canada but which is not earned in a province or territory is 48% for 2022.

Canada employment amount

The non-refundable Canada employment amount is built into the federal payroll deductions tables. The federal Canada employment amount is the lesser of:

  • $1,287 and
  • the individual's employment income for the year

The maximum annual non-refundable tax credit is $193.05.

Pension income is not eligible for this credit. If you are paying pension income, use the Payroll Deductions Online Calculator to find the tax deduction.

Personal amounts

The federal personal amounts for 2022 are:

Basic personal amount (maximum) - $14,398

Basic personal amount (minimum) - $12,719

For more detailed information on the personal amounts, go to Form TD1.

Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Employment Insurance (EI)

CPP contributions for 2022

Maximum pensionable earnings $64,900.00

Annual basic exemption $3,500.00

Maximum contributory earnings $61,400.00

Contribution rate (%) 5.70

Maximum employee contribution $3,499.80

Maximum employer contribution $3,499.80

You stop deducting CPP when the employee reaches the maximum annual contribution for the year.


As an employer, you have to remit these deductions along with your share of CPP contributions.

For more information, see Chapter 2, "Canada Pension Plan contributions," in Guide T4001, Employer's Guide – Payroll Deductions and Remittances.

EI premiums for 2022

Maximum annual insurable earnings $60,300.00

Premium rate (%) 1.58

Maximum annual employee premium $952.74

You stop deducting EI when the employee reaches the maximum annual premium.


As an employer, you have to remit these deductions along with your share of EI premiums.

For more information, see Chapter 3, "Employment Insurance premiums," in Guide T4001, Employer's Guide – Payroll Deductions and Remittances.

Personal tax credits returns (TD1 forms)

You may have to ask your employees or your pensioners to complete a federal personal tax credits return using a federal Form TD1.

For more information, see Chapter 5, "Deducting income tax," in Guide T4001, Employers' Guide – Payroll Deductions and Remittances.

Claim codes

The total personal amount an employee claims on a TD1 form will determine which claim code you use. See Chart 2.

Explanation of claim codes

Claim code 0

This code represents no claim amount.

Claim codes 1 to 10

The claim code amounts do not appear on the federal TD1 form.

You match the "Total claim amount" reported on your employee's or pensioner's TD1 forms with the appropriate claim codes. Then, you look up the tax for the employee's pay under the claim code in the federal tax tables for the pay period.

Indexing of federal claim codes amounts

The credits that apply to each claim code have been automatically changed in the tax tables by the indexing factor for the current year. If your employee did not complete the federal TD1 forms for 2022, you continue to deduct income tax using the same claim code that you used last year.

Chart 2 – 2022 Federal claim codes
Total claim amount ($) Claim code
No claim amount 0
0.00 to 14,398.00 1
14,398.01 to 16,828.00 2
16,828.01 to 19,258.00 3
19,258.01 to 21,688.00 4
21,688.01 to 24,118.00 5
24,118.01 to 26,548.00 6
26,548.01 to 28,978.00 7
28,978.01 to 31,408.00 8
31,408.01 to 33,838.00 9
33,838.01 to 36,268.00 10
36,268.01 and over X
The employer has to calculate the tax manually.
No withholding E

Form TD1X, Statement of Commission Income and Expenses for Payroll Tax Deductions

If your employees want you to adjust their tax deductions to allow for commission expenses, they have to complete Form TD1X, Statement of Commission Income and Expenses for Payroll Tax Deductions.

You deduct tax from your employees' commission pay using the "Total claim amount" on their TD1 forms, in the following situations:

How to use the tables in this guide

Use the tables in this guide to determine the CPP contributions, EI premiums, federal tax, and provincial tax that you will deduct from your employees' remuneration.

CPP tables (Section B)

The annual basic exemption is built into the CPP tables.

EI table (Section C)

Federal tax deductions tables (Section D)

Even if the period of employment for which you pay a salary is less than a full pay period, you must continue to use the tax deductions table that corresponds to your regular pay period.

Additional information about payroll deductions

Deducting tax from income not subject to CPP contributions or EI premiums

We have built the tax credits for CPP contributions and EI premiums into the federal and provincial tax deductions tables in this guide. However, certain types of income, such as pension income, are not subject to CPP contributions and EI premiums. As a result, you will have to adjust the amount of federal and provincial income tax you are deducting.

To determine the amount of tax to deduct from income not subject to CPP contributions or EI premiums, use the Payroll Deductions Online Calculator, available at On the "Salary calculation" and/or on the "Commission calculation" screen, go to Step 3 and select the "CPP exempt" and/or "EI exempt" option before clicking on the "Calculate" button.

Step-by-step calculation of tax deductions

You can use the following step-by-step calculations to calculate the tax deductions for any employee or pensioner who earns more than the maximum amounts included in the tax deductions tables.

The example shows you how to determine the amount of tax to deduct from all income.

However, if you design your own payroll program or spreadsheets to calculate tax deductions, do not use either of these calculations. Instead, see Guide T4127, Payroll Deductions Formulas.

Tax to deduct for all income

This example applies to a person who earns $1,200 weekly and contributes $80 to a registered retirement savings plan (RRSP).

This person claims the basic personal amount.

Calculate annual taxable income
Description Sub-amounts Amounts
(1)   Gross remuneration for the pay period (weekly)   $1,200.00
(2)   Minus    
  • the other amounts authorized by a tax services office
  • the RRSP contributions*
80.00 (80.00)
This amount has to be deducted at source.    
* Note
If you have an employee you paid by commission, subtract the total expenses reported on Form TD1X from the gross remuneration reported on Form TD1X if applicable.
(3)   Net remuneration for the pay period (line 1 minus line 2)   $1,120.00
(4)   Annual net income ($1,120 × 52 weeks)   $58,240.00
(5)   Minus the annual deduction for living in a prescribed zone, reported on the federal Form TD1   (0.00)
(6)   Annual taxable income (line 4 minus line 5)   $58,240.00
Calculate federal tax
Description Sub-amounts Amounts
(7) Multiply the amount on line 6 by the federal tax rate based on Chart 1   × 0.205
(8) Minus the federal constant based on the annual taxable income on line 6 (see Chart 1)   (2,761.00)
(9) Federal tax (line 7 minus line 8)   $9,178.20
(10) Minus the federal tax credits:    
- the total of personal tax credit amounts reported on the Form TD1 $14,398.00  
- the CPP contributions for the pay period multiplied by the number of pay periods in the year (annual maximum $3,499.80)* 3,357.12  
- the EI premiums for the pay period multiplied by the number of pay periods in the year (annual maximum $952.74)* 952.74  
- the Canada employment amount (annual maximum $1,287.00) 1,287.00  
Total $19,994.86  
When the maximum CPP contributions or EI premiums for the year is reached, use the maximum amount for later  calculations
(11) Multiply the total on line 10 by the lowest federal tax rate for the year. × 0.15  
(12) Total federal tax credits   (2,999.23)
(13) Basic federal tax (line 9 minus line 12)   $6,178.97
(14) Additional federal tax for income earned outside Canada 48% of the amount on line 13   2,965.91
(15) Total federal tax payable for the year (line 13 plus line 14).   9,144.87
Calculate total tax and the tax deduction for the pay period
Description Sub-amounts Amounts
(16) Tax deduction for the pay period:
Divide the amount on line 15 by the number of pay periods in the year (52).
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