Testamentary trusts pay tax according to the progressive Canadian income tax rates applicable to individuals. In other words, a testamentary trust pays tax at individual tax rates.
Note: A testamentary trust is formed automatically upon the death of an individual in Canada. In some circumstances, it can be more tax-advantageous to allow income to be taxed by the trust instead of being taxed by the deceased person who may be in a higher tax bracket.
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