2024 TFSA Contribution Limit – What You Need To Know

Why Should You Take Advantage Of A TFSA?

A Tax-Free Savings Account, commonly referred to as a TFSA, was introduced in 2009 as a way for Canadians to save and invest their money. TFSA contributions are made with after-tax dollars, but the advantage of the TFSA is that any income earned by contributed amounts, on top of any gains inside of it is tax-free, even when withdrawn! 

TFSA Rules 

It is important to know the rules revolving around your TFSA to ensure you don’t get penalized and to save as much money as possible.

  • Contributions can be made by Canadian residents over the age of 18 at the time of contribution, and up to the amount of their unused contribution room.
  • Anyone 18 or older is eligible to open a TFSA and contribution room accumulates beginning in the year they turn 18.
  • The annual contribution limit is indexed to inflation in $500 increments, which is why the contribution room has increased by $500 almost every year.
  • Unused TFSA contribution room can be carried forward, and any amounts withdrawn in the current year can only be put back in the following year.
  • Important Tax Advice: If you go over your contribution room, you will need to pay a 1% tax each month on the money you overcontributed until you correct the mistake. 

TFSA Contribution Room For 2024

Every year since 2009 there has been a set contribution room that Canadians are able to contribute their after-tax dollars towards. The 2024 TFSA contribution room is $7000, $500 higher than in 2023.

TFSA Dollar Limits and Cumulative Totals

  • 2009 -2012: $5,000
  • 2013 and 2014: $5,500
  • 2015: $10,000
  • 2016, 2017, and 2018: $5,500
  • 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022: $6,000
  • 2023: $6,500
  • 2024: $7,000

Other Savings Accounts Contribution Limits

RRSP Contribution Limit 2024

An RRSP is a type of savings account that helps you save money for your retirement. It’s like a piggy bank that the government helps you with, and it comes with some tax benefits.

When you put money into an RRSP, you can reduce the amount of taxes you have to pay. The money you put into an RRSP grows tax-free, which means that you don’t have to pay any taxes on the money your RRSP makes.

The RRSP Contribution Room for 2024 is 18% of your last year’s income, provided it doesn’t exceed the annual limit of $30,780.

FHSA Contribution Limit 2024

A first home savings account (FHSA) is a registered plan allowing you, as a prospective first-time home buyer, to save for your first home tax-free.

FHSA’s are very new and were open to the public as of April 1, 2023. The contribution limit is $8000. You can carry forward your unused FHSA participation room at the end of the year, up to a maximum of $8000 to use in the following year. For example, say you contribute $3000 in your first year of opening the FHSA. The next year, you will be able to deduct that $3000 on your taxes, and the $5000 contribution room that was left over carries over and you are now able to contribute $13,000 ($8,000 annual contribution limit + $5000 carryforward amount from your first year) without penalty or loss of any tax benefits.

Contrary to RRSPs, contributions to your FHSAs within the initial 60 days of the year are not eligible for deduction on the income tax and benefit return of the preceding year. Additionally, no tax deduction can be claimed for FHSA contributions made subsequent to the first qualifying withdrawal.

Can you contribute to both FHSA and RRSP?

Yes! You can contribute up to the maximum annual limits to both your FHSA and RRSP accounts. Please note that transfers from your RRSP to your FHSA are not eligible for tax deductions, and such transfers do not create additional contribution room in your RRSP.

Additionally, you have the option to utilize up to $35,000 from your RRSP for your initial home purchase through the Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP). However, it’s essential to repay this amount within 15 years, unless you are aged 55 or older. Notably, there is no obligation to repay withdrawals from your FHSA, which is why the FHSA tends to be the better option for first-home buyers.


In conclusion, understanding and maximizing the benefits of tax-advantaged savings accounts, such as the Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), and the First Home Savings Account (FHSA), can significantly impact your financial future. The TFSA, with its tax-free growth and flexibility, remains a powerful tool for Canadians looking to build wealth. It is crucial to adhere to the rules and contribution limits to avoid penalties and make the most of this opportunity. The RRSP serves as a tax-efficient retirement savings vehicle, providing a thoughtful and strategic avenue for long-term financial planning.

the annual contribution limit for 2024 is set at $7,000, offering individuals the opportunity to grow their savings tax-free. By staying within these limits and being mindful of the rules, Canadians can harness the full potential of their TFSA, ensuring a secure and prosperous financial journey.

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