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Contributions and Withdrawals 
For 2019, the annual TFSA contribution limit is $6,000. Unused contribution room – dating back to 2009 when TFSAs were first introduced, or the year you turned 18 – carries forward and can be used in any future year. (i.e. assuming you were at least age 18 in 2009 and a Canadian resident).

While the TFSA contribution limit was increased to $10,000 (from $5,500) in the April 2015 Federal Budget, the Liberal government subsequently announced it would revert back to $5,500, beginning January 1, 2016. It’s important to note that even if you did not take advantage of the $10,000 contribution limit in 2015, it will carry forward as part of your lifetime TFSA contribution limit for use in future years. Individuals are responsible for monitoring their TFSA contributions, which can be confirmed by contacting the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) by phone or through their online My Account service. 

Withdrawals from your TFSA are tax-free and any amount withdrawn in the current year will be added back to your TFSA contribution room at the beginning of the following calendar year. For example, let’s assume that you have no current unused TFSA contribution room and you withdrew $15,000 from your TFSA on January 15, 2016. On January 1, 2017, your TFSA contribution limit will increase to $20,500 ($15,000 withdrawn in 2016, plus your 2017 TFSA contribution limit of $5,500). In addition, TFSA withdrawals won’t impact your eligibility for federal income-tested benefits and credits such as Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, employment insurance benefits, child tax benefit and the GST credit. 
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With a TFSA you benefit from a plan that provides tax-free growth and offers the flexibility you need to meet multiple financial priorities over your lifetime.