As a corporation, how does our low salary and high dividend influence our ability to collect CPP?

Allan Madan, CA
 Sep 1, 2012
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The CPP Retirement Fund is based on how much and for how long you contribute to the pension plan. When you pay yourself a low salary and a high dividend, it reduces the CPP payout when you retire.

However, you will still be entitled to CPP benefits based on the CPP contributions you have made to date. As a corporation, you will have to pay CPP twice; once as an employer and once as an employee.

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