2 years ago
So just put the total claim amount as the basic personal amount?
Yes.

Also, do new TD1 forms for the McJob where the total is zero.Or have them take a little extra off your full time job.You would want to do this to avoid having too little tax taken off.Your full time job will put you into a tax bracket where your marginal tax rate will be 20 or 25%.They won't be taking that much tax off your McJob if you have a TD1 there as well that has the basic personal exemption.

The basic personal exemption and other credit on the TD1 forms go to calculating your non-refundable tax credits on your tax return.You get them once on each return for each income tax (federal and provincial).The credit they create is equal to the lowest tax bracket amount on that much income.

So, if you have taxable income of 30,000 the federal tax on that will be about $4,500.00.
The 2012 basic personal exemption is 10,822, and creates a credit of 1,623 leaving federal tax of 4500-1623 = 2,876.You can use your carried forward tuition and education credits to bring that down.There will be similar calculations for provincial tax.
30,000 * 5.06% tax and 11,354 * 5.06% credit on the basic personal exemption.
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