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Nov 1, 2012

CRA announces maximum pensionable earnings for 2013

New maximum is $51,100 – up from $50,100 in 2012
    
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The maximum pensionable earnings under the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) for 2013 will be $51,100 — up from $50,100 in 2012, the Canada Revenue Agency announced.

The new ceiling was calculated according to a CPP legislated formula that takes into account the growth in average weekly wages and salaries in Canada.

Contributors who earn more than $51,100 in 2013 are not required or permitted to make additional contributions to the CPP.

The basic exemption amount for 2013 remains at $3,500.

The employee and employer contribution rates for 2013 will remain unchanged at 4.95 per cent, and the self-employed contribution rate will remain unchanged at 9.9 per cent.

The maximum employer and employee contribution to the plan for 2013 will be $2,356.20, and the maximum self-employed contribution will be $4,712.40. The maximums in 2012 were $2,306.70 and $4,613.40.

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