Personal Income Tax Rates

B.C. personal income tax rates apply to specific tax brackets. A tax bracket is a range of annual income. Income past a certain point is taxed at a higher rate. The tax brackets are indexed each year to the Consumer Price Index for B.C. (BC CPI).


For the 2018 tax year, the tax brackets were increased from the previous year by a BC CPI rate of 2.0%.

Effective January 1, 2018, the top personal income tax rate will be 16.80% for taxable income that exceeds $150,000.

Personal Income Tax Brackets and Rates - 2018 Tax Year

Taxable Income - 2018 Brackets Tax Rate
$0 to $39,676 5.06%
$39,676.01 to $79,353 7.70%
$79,353.01 to $91,107 10.50%
$91,107.01 to $110,630 12.29%
$110,630.01 to $150,000 14.70%
Over $150,000 16.80%

Tax rates are applied on a cumulative basis. For example, if your taxable income is more than $39,676, the first $39,676 of taxable income is taxed at 5.06%, the next $39,677 of taxable income is taxed at 7.70%, the next $11,754 of taxable income is taxed at 10.5%, the next $19,523 of taxable income is taxed at 12.29%, the next $39,370 of taxable income is taxed at 14.70% and any taxable income over $150,000 is taxed at 16.80%.

Personal Income Tax Brackets and Rates - 2017 Tax Year

Taxable Income - 2017 Brackets Tax Rate
$0 to $38,898 5.06%
$38,898.01 to $77,797 7.70%
$77,797.01 to $89,320 10.50%
$89,320.01 to $108,460 12.29%
Over $108,460 14.70%

Alternative Minimum Tax

If you're subject to minimum tax under the federal Income Tax Act, you're also subject to B.C. minimum tax. The B.C. minimum tax is calculated as a percentage of your federal minimum tax and is currently 33.7%.