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The FHSA is a type of registered account that allows you to contribute up to $8,000 annually, up to a lifetime limit of $40,000, to save for the purchase of your first home.FHSAs are scheduled to become available as early as April 1, 2023. However, availability will vary by financial institution. Many are expected to launch their FHSA later in 2023.
Canadians will soon be able to boost their savings for a down payment on a home with a new type of registered account. The first home savings account (FHSA) creates up to $40,000 in tax-free savings room for first-time home buyers who face barriers to entry into the real estate market. In this article, we’ll explain why the FHSA was created, how it works, and how you can maximize its potential—whether or not you’re saving for a home. (More on using it outside of home ownership later on.)
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Banks and other financial institutions can begin rolling out their FHSAs as early as April 1, 2023…