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RRSP and TFSA: each has its own objectives

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Savings Account (TFSA) are two savings vehicles that each have their own objectives and advantages. However, which one is best for you?

When should you choose an RRSP?

The RRSP is most often used to build savings, tax free, for use at retirement. Tax on earnings is deferred until the funds are withdrawn from the plan, generally at retirement age. The RRSP is an excellent way to defer a portion of your salary in order to make up for any shortfalls in your income after you retire. Also, RRSP contributions can be deducted from your taxable income, which could lead to potential tax refunds.

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RRSP, TFSA and HBP: which one is the best strategy when it comes to buying your first home?

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The Tax-Free Savings Account (TSFA) is frequently recommended to young people as the savings vehicle of choice if they earn a low income at the start of their careers. As a result, these young people have a low deduction rate for an RRSP contribution, so it is better for them to contribute to a TFSA. Later, when they are earning more, it will be more advantageous for them to transfer the money from their TFSA to an RRSP.

But when it comes to buying a home, should these young people transfer the money they have accumulated in their TFSA to an RRSP[1] and use the Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) strategy?[……]

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RRSP and TFSA: each has its own objectives

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Savings Account (TFSA) are two savings vehicles that each have their own objectives and advantages. However, which one is best for you?

When should you choose an RRSP?

The RRSP is most often used to build savings, tax free, for use at retirement. Tax on earnings is deferred until the funds are withdrawn from the plan, generally at retirement age. The RRSP is an excellent way to defer a portion of your salary in order to make up for any shortfalls in your income after you retire. Also, RRSP contributions can be deducted from your taxable income, which could lead to potential tax refunds.

RRSPs are especially beneficial when the applicable tax rate for withdrawals is lower than the income tax rate when the funds were contributed. This is the case for most people because their income at retirement is usually lower than when they were working. Also, RRSPs open the door to other related programs, such as the Home Buyer’s Plan (HBP).

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