With the introduction of Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) on January 1st, 2009, 26 million Canadians aged 18 and older received $5,000 in tax-free contribution room from the federal government. On January 1st, 2010, an additional $5,000 in tax-free contribution room was added to each account. Now is an excellent time to discuss your options for making the most of this new contribution room.
Remember that it’s important to review your overall tax-planning strategy with a professional to ensure you’re making the most of any opportunities available to you, especially as a result of new savings and investment vehicles, credits and policy changes that came into effect for the first time in 2009.
Dominion Lending Centres Inc. January 2010 Newsletter