What are the Tax Advantages From Incorporating Your Business in Toronto?
July 15, 2021 | Written by: Sohail Afzal
Incorporating your business is a smart decision to make once you generate enough revenue from your business, as you’d have to pay lower tax.
The amount of tax you are going to pay depends on which province you live in; however, once you see that your business is generating more than the money required for your living expenses, incorporating would save money.
On the other hand, there could be some disadvantages like the cost and the extra paperwork.
It is not recommended to incorporate when your business is new and growing; after some time, when it gets profitable, then you can enjoy the perks of incorporating in Toronto.
Read along to figure out all the details of incorporating in Toronto.
What is the process of Incorporating in Toronto?
There are two options for incorporating. Either federally or Provincially
When you have planned to do the business in another province, you would have to go for the provincial Incorporation. It requires some additional paperwork for the registration.
After that, you’d be eligible to do business in another province.
When your business generates enough revenue and decides to go for the Incorporation, you can apply to the provincial or federal government. Secondly, you have to submit the unique name, proposed bylaws, and also the first director’s name has to be submitted.
However, you can also save your money by finding a unique name when you request the government assign a unique number that will help create a numbered corporation. The government would issue a certificate of Incorporation; in this way, you’d get the ownership of a separate legal entity that will pay taxes in its own right.
Generally, the corporate tax is less than the personal tax; however, you need to make sure that you generate a good amount of profit before you can take advantage of this.
In simple terms, when you have a business which is earning $100,000 and the owner of the company requires $60,000 to live, if that’s the case, then the owner could leave the $40,000 in the corporation, which will help the owner pay less income tax on the amount.
Income Splitting and Dividends
Incorporating your firm and dividing your profits with family members can provide considerable tax benefits in addition to the lower tax rates given to companies. When you hire your spouse or your children, the corporation will deduct the amount it pays to them as an expense.
When you start your business, you would have to deal with the losses initially, but these losses will remain with the corporation if you incorporate these losses, which can be applied against future income.
There are so many benefits of incorporating your business in Toronto, which have been described above. Apart from the ones mentioned above, the major advantage of Incorporation comes in when you have to sell your business. Selling a corporation would benefit from selling it as an independent liability with its assets and liabilities as a unit.
You can contact the accounting firm to get your business incorporated in Toronto.
Sohail Afzal, CPA, CMA, MBA
Sohail Afzal, (CPA, CMA, MBA) is the founder & CEO of GTA Accounting Professional Corporation. He is a highly experienced Chartered Professional Accountant and businessman himself and understands the challenges that many businesses face when it comes to cash flow management. As an experienced business consultant & tax advisor, he is helping companies grow by providing the technical, financial, and contractual information necessary for strategic decision-making.