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TechnologyTFSA investors: the right way to use your RRSP

19:06  28 june  2019
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The RRSP offers greater tax benefits under the right circumstances but the fact that you have to pay income Using a TFSA in this case allows you to use your RRSP contribution room later, when That way , you have more money working for you and you'll have a mix of long-term retirement funds

The TFSA or RRSP is best used for investing rather than saving . If you use the TFSA or RRSP to invest in long-term equities So you don’t have to contribute right away but it is worth doing so once you’ve settled into more permanent work and then you can make much more significant contributions.

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Canadian investors are sometimes inclined to invest in foreign stocks, particularly those in the U.S. stock exchange. The reasons may vary but more often, the higher dividend is one of the major considerations. However, there are things that shouldn’t be ignored especially the tax implications when you have an RRSP.

The RRSP was created for the purpose of providing employees and the self-employed Canadian citizens with retirement savings and investing vehicle. The RRSP is actually a part of the Income Tax Act. Hence, it’s important to understand in depth the tax components in the RRSP as well as the TFSA.

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RRSPs and TFSAs are what’s known as “ Registered Accounts ”, meaning that any gains you make inside of these accounts But unlike your RRSP , contributing money to a TFSA doesn’t lower your taxable income. The answer really does depend on your situation but think about it this way .

Mandatory tax reporting

Canadian residents intending to purchase or invest in high-dividend-paying U.S. stocks like Alliance Resource Partners or Macy’s Inc. should find out first the tax consequences.  Both U.S. stocks are preferred because of the consistent, high-dividend payouts.

By law, any income, dividends or capital gains derived or earned from foreign investments including stocks outside of Canada must be reported to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Likewise, you are required to pay the corresponding taxes.

If foreign shares are held in a registered account such as an RRSP, taxes due on all earnings or income are taxed as regular income upon withdrawal. Even when a Canadian taxpayer declares foreign investment income, a case of double taxation may arise. This problem may be cumbersome to resolve.

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TFSA ( Tax Free Savings Account ), RRSP ( Registered Retired Savings Plan ), TMATC (Too Many Acronyms to Count)… Ok, we might have made up that last one. But with RRSP season just around the corner, it’s important to be informed on the different savings products available to sock away money

There may be instances when a foreign country may impose taxes on the income earned. In such an event, the Canadian resident can claim a foreign tax credit during the filing of the tax return through the Federal Foreign Tax Credit, which is designed to protect Canadians against double taxation when earnings are from sources abroad.

Generally, an RRSP and a TFSA account are exempt from any Canadian income taxes on income generated. Hence, if a U.S. stock or any foreign stock is subject to income tax, the investor’s final or net return will be diminished. Further, the tax is not recoverable through a foreign tax credit or deduction when computing the taxable income.

Proper use with the right stock

AltaGas Ltd. (TSX:ALA) is one the top energy stocks on the TSX that pays higher-than-average dividends. Assuming you’re choosing Alliance Resource because the stock pays an annual average dividend of 10.47% compared to AltaGas’ lower dividend of 6.90%. The total tax due on the U.S. stock might come out to be more than the 3.57% difference.

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Not sure whether to use an RRSP or TFSA for your retirement savings ? That’s a common question. If you expect to earn a generous pension, the combined income from your pensions and your RRSP or RRIF withdrawals in retirement could drive you into a higher tax bracket than when

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The operations of the Canadian oil and gas midstream company are 100% regulated and supported by long-term contracts. Over the next five years, AltaGas has about $300 million worth of low risk growth opportunities. The business is able to create unique, stable, and predictable dividend payouts that a foreign stock might be able to deliver.

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In the end, the total gains from AltaGas versus Alliance Resource, with the tax component, can be greater. Investors should take note that for the current year, the growth estimate for AltaGas is 13.6% with a higher growth estimate of 14.0% in 2020.

There is no limit on the foreign stocks or securities placed in RRSPs or TFSAs. Investors can diversify their portfolios but should be conscious of the maximum contribution limits.

However, if you still want to own U.S. stocks, make sure the stocks are held in your RRSP. The taxes due upon withdrawal will be treated as regular income tax. But stocks with predictable earnings and sustainable dividends like AltaGas are better placed in a TFSA account.

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While Tyler has decided to use a mix of RRSPs and TFSAs (a good hedge against predicting what tax bracket when he retires), Kori’s not certain if A good compromise is to make a lump-sum contribution to your RRSP close to tax time and then use the refund to a make a prepayment on your mortgage.

For those who do have a more robust RRSP , it may start making sense to add money to a TFSA in the few years prior to retirement . Learn more or change your cookie preferences. MoneySense supports the Digital Advertising Alliance principles. By continuing to use our service, you agree to our use of

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