Earn Interest & Tax Free? We’re In!
Tax-free savings accounts (aka TFSAs) seem to be all the rage lately and for good reason. Introduced by the Federal Government in 2009, a tax-free savings account allows Canadians to save money without paying taxes on earned interest!
How Does a TFSA Work?
The Federal Government allows Canadians, 18 or older, to contribute a certain amount to their tax-free savings account every year. How nice of them!
If you have an account, the good ol’ government won’t tax you any interest you earn, including capital gains. You won’t even be taxed when you take money out. If you do take money out from your TFSA, you’ll get the contribution room back the next year. If you don’t use up all the contribution room, you can carry it forward to the following year without limit.
How Much Can You Contribute?
- 2009 to 2012 – $5,000 annually
- 2013 to 2014 – $5,500 annually
- 2015 – $10,000
- 2016 to 2017 – $5,500 annually
More information about tax-free savings accounts is available on the Canada Revenue Agency’s TFSA website.
Tickled Pink TFSA
With our TFSA you get all the benefits of our Happy Savings account with the added bonus of it being tax free!
- Interest rate: 1.70%.
- 100% guaranteed by the Deposit Guarantee Corporation of Manitoba.
- No minimum balance required.
- No monthly service fee.
- Interest calculated daily, paid monthly.