Nova Scotia – Provincial corporation tax

What's new for corporations

Lower rate

The lower rate of Nova Scotia income tax is 2.5%.

The income eligible for the lower rate is determined using the $500,000 Nova Scotia business limit.

Higher rate

The higher rate of income tax is 14%. This rate applies to taxable income earned in Nova Scotia that does not qualify for the lower rate.

These rates also apply to the income earned in the Nova Scotia offshore area.

For more information, see Dual tax rates.

Reporting the tax

You can use Schedule 346, Nova Scotia Corporation Tax Calculation, to help you calculate the Nova Scotia tax before the application of credits. You do not have to file it with the return. See the schedule for more details.

On line 215 and/or 220 of Schedule 5 Tax Calculation Supplementary – Corporations, enter the amount of tax calculated.

See also the details on the Nova Scotia financial institutions capital tax.

Claiming the credits

Nova Scotia offers different tax credits. Details of each credit can be found in the following pages and their associated schedules:

Forms and publications

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