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Income tax paid

Part A - Short definition:

Refers to all federal, provincial and territorial taxes paid on 2010 income.

Part B - Detailed definition:

Refers to all federal, provincial and territorial taxes paid on 2010 income. Federal, provincial and territorial taxes paid refer to taxes on income, after taking into account exemptions, deductions, non-refundable tax credits and the Quebec abatement. These taxes are obtained from the income tax files for persons who allowed access to their income tax data and from direct responses on the questionnaire for others.

Reported in:


Reported for:

Population aged 15 years and over in private households

Question number(s):

Direct variable: Questions 54 and 55


Dollar value or nil


Income tax paid on 2010 income includes amounts that may not be paid until 2011 or later. Taxes paid in 2010 on income from 2009 or earlier are excluded.

Contributions to Employment Insurance and to Canada Pension Plan (or Quebec Pension Plan), both federal programs, are not included in income taxes, nor are they deducted from income to arrive at after-tax income.

Some of the income tax included may be liable for taxable amounts not considered income in our standard statistical definitions such as capital gains or Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) withdrawals.

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