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Common Questions

What taxes will I have to pay now that I’m retired?

Last reviewed in February 2023 by the Clicklaw Editors and Seniors First BC

Although retirement means you may not be getting income from employment, you may be getting other types of income, such as the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) or the Old Age Security pension (OAS). How you pay the tax you owe will depend on the type of income you receive. There are also ways that you may be able to lower or defer certain taxes.

Good starting points include:

Need more help?

  • The Government of Canada has a page on Free Tax Clinics. Volunteers at these clinics may be able to help you with your tax returns if you have a simple tax situation and a modest income.

See our related common questions:

income tax, income tax after retirement, retirement benefits