How Much $70000 After Tax Ontario?

Take Home Pay and Tax Brackets

Making $70,000 per year in Ontario puts you in the second tax bracket, with an average tax rate of 22.28% and a marginal tax rate of 29.65%. This means:

  • Your total income taxes (federal + provincial) will be $15,596.79.
  • Your after-tax take home pay will be $54,403.21 per year, or $4,533.60 per month.

To break this down further:

  • You'll pay $8,360.99 in federal taxes (15% on the first $53,359 and 20.5% on the amount from $53,360 to $70,000).
  • You'll pay $4,162.97 in provincial taxes, based on Ontario's tax brackets.
  • $3,754.45 will go towards CPP and EI premiums.

So your total deductions are $16,278.41, leaving you with $53,721.59 in take home pay.

Comparison to Other Provinces

Ontario has one of the higher overall tax rates compared to other provinces. For example, if you made $70,000 in Alberta, your total deductions would be $14,402.34 and your take home pay would be $55,597.66.

The lowest taxes on a $70,000 income are in Nunavut, where you'd pay $11,246.79 in total tax and take home $58,753.21.

Impact of Tax Credits and Deductions

The above calculation doesn't account for any additional tax credits or deductions you might be eligible for, which would reduce your tax bill and increase your net pay.

Some credits and deductions in Ontario include:

  • RRSP contributions
  • Medical expenses
  • Charitable donations
  • Public transit passes
  • Children's fitness and arts credits

Plugging your full financial situation into tax software will give the most accurate take home pay figure after utilizing all available credits and deductions.

Monthly and Weekly Take Home Pay

Based on the after-tax income of $54,403.21 per year, your monthly take home pay on a $70k salary works out to $4,533.60.

If you're paid bi-weekly, you'll take home around $2,108.96 per paycheck, assuming 26 pay periods.


In summary, making $70,000 per year in Ontario means taking home about $54,400 after federal, provincial, CPP, and EI deductions. This results in around $4,533 per month in take home pay. Your income tax rate is 22.28% on average but climbs to 29.65% on your highest dollars earned.

Written By:
Salman Rundhawa
Salman Rundhawa is the founder of Filing Taxes. Salman provides valuable tax planning, accounting, and income tax preparation services in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, and Hamilton.

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