RRSP & RRIF
|Registered Retirement Accounts
|Did you know that…?
- You don’t have to deduct your RRSP contribution in the year you make it.
- The maximum contribution to an RRSP is $22,450 for 2011.
- You can, make a one-time surplus contribution of $2,000 to your RRSP without penalty.
can contribute to an RRSP for your spouse or your common law partner,
according to the contribution entitlement you have available, and deduct
this amount from your taxable income on your tax return.
- You don't have to wait until March 2, 2011 to make your 2010 contribution – do it today!
- You can establish an automatic RRSP contribution plan.
- You can deposit eligible investments you already own in your self-directed RRSP.
you have unused contribution rights and are less than 71 years old, you
can continue to contribute to your RRSP even after retirement. If you
are over 72 but your spouse or common law partner is younger, you can
contribute to your spouse’s plan.
- If you are less than 71
years old and don’t need the income from a RRIF, you can reconvert it
into an RRSP (LIFs and LRIFs can be reconverted into LIRAs or locked in
RRSPs as long as you are less than 71 years old).
- If you
are 65 years old or older, a withdrawal from a RRIF is eligible for the
pension income tax credit up to a maximum of $2,000.
- If you have a younger spouse (or common law partner), withdrawals from a RRIF can be minimized.