Incorporation has a Tax Benefit & Limited Liability
The current combined personal tax rates are higher than corporate rates, so there is an inherent tax incentive for business owners to incorporate. Federally, the general corporate tax rate is 15%, while the small business tax rate for a Canadian-controlled private corporation (CCPC) is 10.5% on active business income not exceeding $500,000. This reduction is due to the small business deduction (SBD).
The concept of active business income is very important because business owners can claim the Small Business Deduction for the first $500,000 net income. Instead of having a job and getting paid $100,000, you can open up your own business. If you earn $100,000 in your business inside a corporation, you are only responsible for paying a 15% tax on $100,000. Hence instead of paying $24,979 personal tax, you now pay only $15,000 inside a corporation.
Besides the lower corporate tax rate, your business will also benefit from limited liability, hence saving personal assets in case of a lawsuit.
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