RRSP first 60 days contribution limit
I tried searching RFD and online and couldn't find anything on this.
My understanding is that I can contribute to my RRSP in the first 60 days of 2019. I will receive the tax slip for it and have to put it on my 2018 tax return. I can then elect whether I want that money to apply to the 2018 tax year or carry it forward to 2019.
Now for example, if my 2018 (and total) RRSP contribution limit was $10k and I fully maxed my RRSP putting in $10k in 2018. Let's assume my 2018 work will provide me a 2019 RRSP contribution limit of $11k. Can I begin contributing to the 2019 $11k limit now that it's 2019? Even though the first 60 days is always touted as tacking onto the 2018 tax year?
Because my 2018 contribution room is maxed, will contributing now and declaring it on my 2018 tax return mean I over contributed in 2018? Or does it simply mean it automatically must apply to 2019 tax year only? (Which is what I want it to do, and when I want to declare it for)