Nova Scotia

Form NS428, Nova Scotia Tax and Credits, is used to calculate your provincial tax.

Nova Scotia tax and credits (NS428)

Tax rates for 2013

  • 8.79% on the first $29,590 of taxable income, +
  • 14.95% on the portion of taxable income more than $29,590 but not more than $59,180, +
  • 16.67% on the portion of taxable income more than $59,180 but not more than $93,000, +
  • 17.5% on the portion of taxable income more than $93,000 but not more than $150,000, +
  • 21% on taxable income over $150,000

Non-refundable tax credits, credits and reduction

Nova Scotia offers the following credits and tax reductions which further reduce your amount of provincial tax payable:

Nova Scotia volunteer firefighters and ground search and rescue tax credit

Nova Scotia offers the Nova Scotia volunteer firefighters and ground search and rescue tax credit, which is a refundable credit. Enter this amount on line 82 of your Form NS428 and on line 479 of your return.

For more information

If you have questions about your income tax return, go to Individuals and families or call 1-800-959-8281.

To get forms, go to Forms and publications.

If you have specific questions about the Equity tax credit, Labour-sponsored venture capital tax credit, Graduate retention rebate, and the Volunteer firefighters and ground search and rescue tax credit, contact:

Department of Finance
Government of Nova Scotia
P.O. Box 187
Halifax NS   B3J 2N3

You can also visit the Nova Scotia Department of Finance Web site.

If you have specific questions about the eligibility of a sport or recreational activity for the Nova Scotia sport and recreational expenses for children tax credit, call the Nova Scotia Department of Health Promotion and Protection at 1-866-231-3882.

If you have questions about the Nova Scotia political contribution tax credit, contact:

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer
Government of Nova Scotia
P.O. Box 2246
Halifax NS   B3J 3C8

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