When you do not have to pay instalments
Parts I, VI, VI.1, and XIII.1
There are special situations when you do not have to pay instalments of Parts I, VI, VI.1, and XIII.1 tax.
You do not have to make instalment payments for a new corporation until you have started your second year of operation. However, for your first year of operation, you have to pay any tax you owe on or before your balance-due day for that tax year. Part XII.1 tax, Tax on carved-out income, is an exception to this. See Calculating instalments of Part XII.1 tax for more details.
You may have to start making instalment payments for your second year even before you pay your balance due or file your first return. To help us allocate your first payment to the correct tax year-end, you can contact us to have your tax year-end established before you make the first payment. Otherwise, the system will allocate your first payment to a December 31 year-end.
Your first tax year should start on your incorporation date. If you start your tax year after this date, it may affect your requirement to make instalments later.
Tax payable of $3,000 or less
You do not have to make instalment payments on your federal taxes if the total of your taxes payable under Parts I, VI, VI.1, and XIII.1, determined before taking into consideration specified future tax consequences, and prior to the deduction of current-year refundable tax credits, is $3,000 or less for either the current or previous year.
If your Part XII.3 tax is $3,000 or less in the current or previous year, you do not have to make instalment payments on this tax.
Similarly, you do not have to make instalment payments on your provincial or territorial taxes if the total of your provincial or territorial taxes for the current or previous year is $3,000 or less.
Short tax years
You do not have to make an instalment payment for a tax year that is shorter than one month, or in the case of an eligible small CCPC, shorter than one quarter.
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