The following is now available on the CRA Web site:
Ottawa, Ontario, November 2, 2007… The Canada Revenue Agency announced today that the maximum pensionable earnings under the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) for 2008 will be $44,900—up from $43,700 in 2007. The new ceiling was calculated according to a CPP legislated formula that takes into account the growth in average weekly wages and salaries in Canada.
Contributors who earn more than $44,900 in 2008 are not required or permitted to make additional contributions to the CPP.
The basic exemption amount for 2008 remains $3,500. Individuals who earn less than that amount do not need to contribute to the CPP.
The employee and employer contribution rates for 2008 will remain unchanged at 4.95%, and the self-employed contribution rate will remain unchanged at 9.9%.
The maximum employer and employee contribution to the plan for 2008 will be $2,049.30, and the maximum self-employed contribution will be $4,098.60. The maximums in 2007 were $1,989.90 and $3,979.80.
SOURCE: CRA Newsroom