Basic Personal Amount


The Basic Personal Amount (BPA) is a non-refundable tax credit. It allows individuals with in income lower than the BPA to not pay any income tax. There are different BPA thresholds for federal and provincial taxes shown in the table below.


Region 2020 BPA 2021 BPA
Canada $13,229 $13,808
Alberta $19,369 $19,369
British Columbia $10,949 $11,070
Manitoba $9,838 $9,936
New Brunswick $10,459 $10,564
Newfoundland $9,498 $9,536
Nova Scotia $11,481 $11,481
Ontario $10,783 $10,880
Prince Edward Island $10,000 $10,500
Quebec $15,532 $15,728
Saskatchewan $16,065 $16,225
Northwest Territories $15,093 $15,243
Nunavut $16,304 $16,467
Yukon $13,229 $13,808

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