British Columbia – Provincial corporation tax

Lower rate

The lower rate of British Columbia income tax is 2%, effective April 1, 2017. It was previously 2.5%.

The income eligible for the lower rate is determined using the British Columbia business limit of $500,000.

Higher rate

The higher rate of British Columbia income tax is 12%, effective January 1, 2018. It was previously 11%.

The higher rate applies to all income not eligible for the lower rate.

If the rate changes during the tax year, you have to base your calculation on the number of days in the year that each rate is in effect.

For more information, see Dual tax rates.

Reporting the tax

You can use Schedule 427, British Columbia Corporation Tax Calculation, to help you calculate your British Columbia tax before the application of credits. You do not have to file it with your return.

For more information, see the schedule, and sections 14, 14.1, and 16 of the British Columbia Income Tax Act.

On line 240 of Schedule 5, Tax Calculation Supplementary – Corporations, enter the amount of tax calculated.

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