TFSA Contribution Limits

Annual contribution limit for tax-free savings accounts

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Figure 1. TFSA Contribution Limits

What is the annual TFSA Contribution Limits?

Your TFSA contribution limit is the maximum amount that you can contribute to your TFSA.

A penalty of 1% per month will be assessed by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) on the amount that is over your total contribution room for your tax-free savings account.

Table: TFSA Contribution Limit

Year TFSA Contribution Limit Cumulative Total
2009 $5,000 $5,000
2010 $5,000 $10,000
2011 $5,000 $15,000
2012 $5,000 $20,000
2013 $5,500 $25,500
2014 $5,500 $31,000
2015 $10,000 $41,000
2016 $5,500 $46,500
2017 $5,500 $52,000
2018 Indexed to inflation - -
2019 Indexed to Inflation - -
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Ivon T Hughes is a leading expert in life annuities in Canada. His website is a recognized authority on annuities. He's also an established insurance and investment broker, through The Hughes Trustco Group since 1972. Recently, he's been redefining how annuities are sold in Canada.


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