New TFSA Contribution Limit in 2019

 

The Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) contribution limit will rise to $6,000 in 2019, up from $5,500 in 2018. The annual TFSA contribution limit is indexed to inflation and automatically rounded to the nearest $500.

 

If you have never contributed to a TFSA and have been eligible since its introduction in 2009, your cumulative contribution room will be $63,500 in 2019.

 

Withdrawals are tax-free and can be re-contributed a year later. If you make a withdrawal, your gains and losses will be factored into your contribution room.

 

What is a TFSA?

The TFSA program was introduced in 2009 as a way for individuals, ages 18 and older to save money, tax-free, throughout their lives. TFSA contributions are not subject to income tax, and any income generated or earned in the account is normally tax-free, even after it is withdrawn.1

 

You can hold a wide range of investments in a TFSA account, including: GICs, ETFs, stocks and bonds, mutual funds and high-interest savings accounts.

 

We can help you determine if a TFSA is right for you. Get in touch with us at 1.800.561.9401 or investment@cdspi.com

 

1 The Tax-Free Savings Account, https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/topics/tax-free-savings-account.html