Tax-Free Savings Account

What is a TFSA?

From the Canada Revenue Agency; “The Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) program began in 2009. It is a way for individuals who are 18 and older and who have a valid social insurance number (SIN) to set money aside tax-free throughout their lifetime. Contributions to a TFSA are not deductible for income tax purposes. Any amount contributed as well as any income earned in the account (for example, investment income and capital gains) is generally tax-free, even when it is withdrawn.  Administrative or other fees in relation to TFSA and any interest or money borrowed to contribute to a TFSA are not tax deductible.” It is important to note that the TFSA is not an investment, it is a savings account, however investments can be made using a TFSA.

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TFSA Individuals Guide


Let your money grow tax-free and reach your savings goals faster.

If you have never contributed to a TFSA and have been eligible since its introduction in 2009, your cumulative contribution room will be $75,500 in 2021.

Your unused contribution room can be carried forward indefinitely and accumulates for use in future years.

TFSAs are a useful special-purpose savings vehicle for anyone wanting to save for a major expense, such as a renovation, car purchase, or other outlay and you don’t need earned income to contribute.

Interest, dividends, and capital gains earned in a TFSA are tax-free for life.

Your TFSA savings can be withdrawn from your account at any time, for any reason, and all withdrawals are tax-free.

If you would like to establish or contribute to a TFSA, please contact me today.

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