December 11, 2023
On January 1, 2019, the Employer Health Tax (EHT) was implemented in BC. The EHT is a payroll tax, calculated on employment income, including bonuses, commissions, tips paid through employers, employer RRSP contributions and many taxable benefits. Employers whose total annual payroll in BC is $500,000 or less need not pay EHT, and rates for employers with annual payroll greater than $500,000 are dependent on total payroll. For charities and non-profits, EHT does not kick in until total annual BC payroll is $1,500,000.
Learn more about the tax rates and calculations, and thresholds for annual or quarterly payment of EHT here.
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