Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA)
Grow your money tax-free and take it out whenever you want without penalty. 1
Why invest your money in a TFSA
A TFSA is a flexible way to grow your money. You can use it to save for your short and long-terms goals, such as retirement, a car, vacation, wedding, buying a home, or going to school.
What is a TFSA?
A TFSA is an all-purpose savings account that offers the flexibility to save for many goals in one account. Your savings grow over time tax-free, and you can withdraw your money whenever you need it.
How do you invest inside a TFSA?
Your TFSA is a registered account that can hold a variety of savings and investment products within that account, such as cash, GICs, mutual funds, and even stocks and bonds.
What about contribution limits?
Every year you gain contribution room in your TFSA. As of January 2022, you can contribute $6,000 annually in your TFSA, plus any unused contribution amount you may have accumulated. However, it’s important to make sure you don’t over-contribute. *
TFSA contribution amounts
As a tax resident of Canada, if you are at least 18 years of age and have reached the age of majority in the province where you set up the account, you could contribute up to $81,500 if you opened a TFSA in 2022.
Refer to TFSA FAQs for additional information.
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