What are capital dividends and the capital dividend account (CDA) in my small business corporation?

Allan Madan, CA
 Oct 11, 2012


The capital dividend account maintains fair integration between an individual and corporation. When an individual incurs a capital gain only 50% is taxable and the remaining 50% is tax free. When a corporation incurs a capital gain the same concept applies. The non-taxable portion of a capital gain realized by a corporation is added to the capital dividend account.  Capital dividends received by individuals are tax-free. The Capital dividend account balance is carried forward yearly on your corporate tax return.


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