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I am new to Canada and have little knowledge about the RRSP system. Would you be able to guide me? I overcontributed by more than $2,000. What is my best option to avoid a penalty?—Mo
What is the RRSP contribution room?
The room to contribute to your registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) is generated each year, based on your earned income for the previous year. For most people, earned income is employment or self-employment income, but it can also include other sources like net rental income. This year’s RRSP room is 18% of last year’s earned income, up to a limit of $29,210 for 2022.
RRSP room is cumulative and carries forward each year.
How much is too much?
You are allowed to overcontribute to your RRSP–a contribution in excess of this year’s RRSP room–by up to $2,000. If you have more than $2,000 extra contributed to your RRSP, Mo, you are subject to a penalty…
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