TFSA – Tax-Free Savings Account

Tax-free savings account (TFSA)

In less than 10 years, the TFSA has replaced the RRSP as the primary savings vehicle in Canada. According to Statistics Canada, Canadian households in lower tax brackets (lower incomes) should consider the TFSA first, then move on to an RRSP, based on available savings.1

Conversely, the TFSA is a good supplemental instrument once you have reached the RRSP contribution limit.

Whether its for an emergency fund or to save for a special project, the TFSA is an excellent instrument to grow your savings tax-free.

Because your situation is unique, our financial security advisors can help you determine your needs and help you find the best solution for your situation.

Discover the advantages of a TFSA

Discover the advantages of a TFSA

  • Grow your savings tax-free: your contributions and the earnings they generate are not taxed.
  • Make withdrawals tax-free at any time.
  • Contribute up to the limit regardless of your income. In 2021, this limit is $6,000 and unused contribution room carries over.

Why choose a TFSA with us?

Choose iA for your TFSA

Choosing iA for your TFSA is choosing the leader in segregated funds in Canada since 2016. You’re investing with peace of mind. We also offer a wide range of other investment products:

  • Guaranteed interest funds, which offer a fixed, guaranteed interest rate
  • Daily interest fund, where interest accumulates every day and is paid monthly
  • Mutual funds, which fluctuate according to the market value of investment securities

We have specialists near you who will get to know you, advise you and support you. Find an advisor

An excellent emergency fund

An excellent emergency fund

A tax-free savings account allows you to put money aside and watch it grow tax-free. This money can be used as a cushion in case of emergency, like losing a job or for an unexpected expense like car or house repairs.

Save for your projects

Save for your projects

The strength of the TFSA is its flexibility. Whether its for a long-term project like a vacation or a short-term need, like buying a television, there is no restrictions on withdrawals.

Characteristics and advantages of a TFSA:

TFSA contribution limits

You can contribute up to the year’s limit regardless of your income. Furthermore, you may carry forward any unused contribution amounts into future years.

Contribution year Contribution room Total
2009 $5,000 $5,000
2010 $5,000 $10,000
2011 $5,000 $15,000
2012 $5,000 $20,000
2013 $5,500 $25,500
2014 $5,500 $31,000
2015 $10,000 $41,000
2016 $5,500 $46,500
2017 $5,500 $52,000
2018 $5,500 $57,500
2019 $6,000 $63,500
2020 $6,000 $69,500
2021 $6,000 $75,500

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Eligibility age Age limit to contribute Contribution ceiling Tax-deductible contributions Tax-sheltered accumulation Tax payable upon withdrawal or at the end of the year Unused contributions can be carried forward
RRSP 18 71
TFSA 18 100 2
Non-Registered Savings Plan 18 100 2 Does not apply
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2 The maximum age for initial investment varies according to the guarantee (series) chosen.