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Dividend or Salary

Should I take Salary or a Dividend?

Taxable Income Personal * Corporate Deferral Indiv Div. Tax* Combined Benefit(cost)
Under $500,000 47.70% 13.00% 34.70% 35.33% 48.33% -0.63%
Over $500,000 47.70% 26.00% 21.70% 23.16% 49.16% -1.46%
Investment Income 47.70% 49.67% -1.97% -1.33% 48.34% -0.64%
Dividend Income 31.30% 33.33% -2.03% -2.03% 31.30% 0.00%

* Assumes individual shareholder in top marginal tax bracket.