TFSA FAQs

What is a Tax Free Savings Account?
It’s a registered savings account that allows you to earn investment income tax-free!
Contributions are not tax deductible.

Who is eligible for a TFSA?
Residents of Canada, age 18 and older who have a valid Social Insurance Number.

How much can I contribute to my TFSA?

  • Each year, Canada Revenue Agency will determine the available TFSA contribution
    room
  • Unused Contribution room can be used in future years. There is no limit to how much
    contribution room can be carried forward
  • Withdrawal will increase unused contribution room after the year of withdrawal

What if I am unable to contribute the full amount?
You would carry forward any unused contribution room. There is no minimum contribution
amount.

Can I open a TFSA with my spouse?
No, contributions may only be made by the holder of the account; no spousal contributions.

When can I withdraw my money?
You can withdraw at anytime for any reason. Withdrawals are not taxable.

What investments are eligible for the TFSA?
Generally the same investments as a RRSP, including GICs, Bonds, Mutual Funds, Publicly
traded securities and certain shares of small business corporations.

How is the TFSA different from a RRSP?
RRSPs are income tax deductible. TFSAs are not tax deductible.

Is it more beneficial to contribute to a TFSA, RRSP or pay down my mortgage?
Your account manager or Advisor at VantageOne will be pleased to discuss individual needs to
find the right solution for you.

Can I take out a loan to start or boost a TSFA?
Yes. We offer TFSA loans. Learn more here.

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