Tax-free savings account (TFSA)
Reach your investment goals faster
Whether you’re saving for a vacation or car, or a long-term goal like a new home or cottage, a tax-free savings account (TFSA) is a great way to meet your saving goal.
With a TFSA:
- You pay no tax on the growth of your investments
- You pay no tax on withdrawals
- You pay no tax when your TFSA passes to your heirs
TFSA withdrawals don’t affect federal income-tested benefits and credits such as Old Age Security or Employment Insurance. That makes TFSAs an excellent way to build extra savings for retirement or periods of unemployment.
Accelerate your savings toward any goal with these TFSA strategies
Save more when you:
Start early—you can open a TFSA at 18; the longer your investments enjoy tax-free growth, the better
Set up regular contributions—try to save the maximum each year
Contribute in retirement—keep money growing tax-free by depositing excess income, such as forced Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) minimum withdrawals, not needed for daily living expenses into your TFSA; there’s no upper age limit for contributing to a TFSA
Keep your plan growing by recontributing any amounts you withdraw in the calendar year following the withdrawal
Catch up by contributing up to your maximum if you haven’t opened a TFSA yet; your contribution room carries forward when you don’t use it
Get higher returns and less risk with a diversified portfolio designed to meet your personal goals
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