If you’re like many Canadians, you’re hoping you’ve paid enough tax in 2022 and may even be looking forward to a hefty tax refund. (The deadline for filing this year is April 30, 2023, and since that date falls on a Sunday, you actually have until May 1, 2023 to file.) You can help ensure that happens by knowing the details of your registered retirement savings plan (RRSP), what sets this type of registered savings account apart, your contribution limit and a whole slew of other things. Here are the basics:
What’s an RRSP?
A registered retirement savings plan, or an RRSP is a savings account that you open at a bank or other financial institution. It is registered by the federal government of Canada for tax savings, and you can contribute to the account up to an annual maximum amount.
What’s special about RRSPs?
Contributions to RRSPs are deductible, meaning they can be used to reduce your Contributions to RRSPs are deductible, meaning they can be used to reduce your taxes…