Nova Scotia Salary After Tax Calculator

Check what your salary after tax will be in Nova Scotia, Canada with this simple, handy, calculator.


Nova Scotia, Canada Income Tax Rates for 2024

The amount of income tax you pay on your salary in Nova Scotia will depend on how much of your income is above your Basic Personal Amount (BPA), any other Non-Refundable Personal Tax Credits you have, and how much of your income falls in each of the income tax bands.

Like many countries, Canada has a progressive tax system with tax being paid at different rates depending on how high your income is. In Canada, you will be pay both federal and provincial income tax.

Basic Personal Allowance

The Basic Personal Allowance is a tax credit that will reduce your taxable income so that you pay less income tax. You will have both a federal BPA and a Nova Scotia BPA.

The table below shows the federal and Nova Scotia Basic Personal Allowances for 2024.

Basic Personal Allowance
Federal $14,398
Nova Scotia $11,481

Canada Federal Income Tax Brackets 2024

Tax Bracket Tax Rate
Less than C$50,197 15%
C$50,197 to C$100,392 20.5%
C$100,392 to C$155,625 26%
C$155,625 to C$221,708 29%
More than C$221,708 33%

Nova Scotia Provincial Income Tax Brackets 2024

In additional to the federal tax brackets, residents in Nova Scotia will also pay tax according to the province tax brackets. The table below shows the latest Nova Scotia tax brackets for 2024.

Tax Bracket Tax Rate
Less than C$29,590 8.79%
C$29,590 to C$59,180 14.95%
C$59,180 to C$93,000 16.67%
C$93,000 to C$150,000 17.5%
More than C$150,000 21%

CPP Contributions for 2024

The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is a mandatory retirement pension plan that will replace part of your income when you retire.

All Canadians in Nova Scotia over the age of 18 are required to contribute towards the CPP when they have an employment income.

CPP Rates

Year Max. Contributory Earnings CPP Rate
2022 C$61,400 5.7%

Employment Insurance Rates (EI) 2024

EI is a benefit that will help Canadians who lose their job, have to stop working because of illness or injury, or to take take off for maternity or caregiving leave.

You pay a premium up to a maximum amount, and your employer will also pay EI premiums.

Self-employed Canadians are not required to pay EI premiums, but you can choose to participate in the EI program.

EI Premium Rates

Year Max. Insurable Earnings EI Rate Max. Employee Premium Max. Employer Premium
2022 C$60,300 1.58% C$953 C$1,334

How Much Tax Will I Pay in Nova Scotia for 2024?

To see how the above tax brackets will affect your salary in the 2024 tax year living in Nova Scotia, head back to the top of the page and enter your salary.

Calculate Income Tax in Other Provinces

If you're looking to move to a new Canadian province from Nova Scotia, you can use the links below to more accurately calculate your salary and taxes for that province.

Common Nova Scotia Salary After Tax Calculations

The list below covers the majority of the most commonly searched for Nova Scotia salary and tax calculations for salaries ranging from C$10,000 to C$1m per year.

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