Dividends vs Salary - How Should You Pay Yourself?

Tax Insights


Presented by: Vatika Satija, CPA, CA


If you set up a corporation, you have a choice as to how to pay yourself.  In this session, Vartika will discuss the options Shareholders have for compensating themselves for their hard work.  Topics include:

  • Strategies available to pay a business owner (dividend or business salary)

  • Advantages and disadvantages of paying dividends or salaries

  • Determine if the mix of dividends with salaries meets shareholders’ needs

  • Understanding both the corporate and personal tax effects of dividends versus salaries.


This is a session you won’t want to miss if you or one of your customers is considering incorporation or want to know the benefit of dividends as an alternative payment method.

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