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TFSA contribution

Hi

Until now I have only put 12500 in my TFSA account. Also I understand the cumulative amount is $52,000 for TFSA.

Suppose, I have $20,000, will I be allowed to put everything in my TFSA account?

Thanks.
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TomJoad wrote: Hi

Until now I have only put 12500 in my TFSA account. Also I under the cumulative amount is $52,000 for TFSA.

Suppose, I have $20,000, will I be allowed to put everything in my TFSA account?

Thanks.
If your cumulative room is currently $52,000, and you have contributed $12,500, you can put in $39,500 whenever you have the cash available. So yes, if you have $20,000 right now, you could put it all into your TFSA account. You would then have $19,500 of room left that you could add whenever you have the cash.
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MikeZ13 wrote: If your cumulative room is currently $52,000, and you have contributed $12,500, you can put in $39,500 whenever you have the cash available. So yes, if you have $20,000 right now, you could put it all into your TFSA account. You would then have $19,500 of room left that you could add whenever you have the cash.
Thanks very much.
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TomJoad wrote: Thanks very much.
No problem. There are additional rules for when you withdraw money from your TFSA, so you should make sure you are aware of those before proceeding with withdrawing cash from this type of account. Best of luck!
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TomJoad wrote: Hi

Until now I have only put 12500 in my TFSA account. Also I understand the cumulative amount is $52,000 for TFSA.

Suppose, I have $20,000, will I be allowed to put everything in my TFSA account?

Thanks.
NOTE:
It only accumulates once you reach age 18, so not everyone has the same cumulative limit.
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As ace604 pointed out, the max cap room is 52 000$ but that's for people who were over 18 in 2009.
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ace604 wrote: NOTE:
It only accumulates once you reach age 18, so not everyone has the same cumulative limit.
Thanh wrote: As ace604 pointed out, the max cap room is 52 000$ but that's for people who were over 18 in 2009.
Also, to be even further specific - you have to be a resident to earn room for that year. So if you were over 18 in 2009, but didn't move to Canada until 2010+, or you had an intervening year since where you were a non-resident, then you will not be at the max.

"An individual will not accumulate TFSA contribution room for any year during which the individual is a non-resident of Canada throughout the entire year."
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs ... n-eng.html

Hope this helps some random (younger-than-26 and/or part-time non-resident) person avoid penalties :)
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Hi guys,
I have a question that two Questrade representatives could not answer on chat session. And referred me to CRA for a specific amount.
Perhaps better luck here.
In 2016 my TFSA contribution room was 40 k, I contributed to it 27.5 k in 2016, then in January 2017 I withdrew 3.5 k ( transfer to RRSP) .
My question is how much I am allowed to contribute in 2017 ?
(If my math correct 12.5 k plus 5.5 k ).
Thanks comrades.
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ukrainiandude wrote: Hi guys,
I have a question that two Questrade representatives could not answer on chat session. And referred me to CRA for a specific amount.
Perhaps better luck here.
In 2016 my TFSA contribution room was 40 k, I contributed to it 27.5 k in 2016, then in January 2017 I withdrew 3.5 k ( transfer to RRSP) .
My question is how much I am allowed to contribute in 2017 ?
(If my math correct 12.5 k plus 5.5 k ).
Thanks comrades.
If your original numbers were correct, then yes, $12500 + $5500 would be your contribution limit. The $3500 your withdrew last month can only be re-contributed Jan 2018.

Did you already contribute $6500 previously to get a $40000 limit in 2016?
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superfresh89 wrote: If your original numbers were correct, then yes, $12500 + $5500 would be your contribution limit. The $3500 your withdrew last month can only be re-contributed Jan 2018.

Did you already contribute $6500 previously to get a $40000 limit in 2016?
Yes sir,
I also have TFSA with RBC .
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ukrainiandude wrote: Hi guys,
I have a question that two Questrade representatives could not answer on chat session. And referred me to CRA for a specific amount.
Perhaps better luck here.
In 2016 my TFSA contribution room was 40 k, I contributed to it 27.5 k in 2016, then in January 2017 I withdrew 3.5 k ( transfer to RRSP) .
My question is how much I am allowed to contribute in 2017 ?
(If my math correct 12.5 k plus 5.5 k ).
Thanks comrades.
that two Questrade representatives probably do not want to answer you the question as it would create big trouble to them if they said certain # but wrong...it is not something related to trading or their platform...this kind of question should be answered by CRA
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irislf wrote: that two Questrade representatives probably do not want to answer you the question as it would create big trouble to them if they said certain # but wrong...it is not something related to trading or their platform...this kind of question should be answered by CRA
I agree. Also they could have said, something like withdrawal contribution room only becomes available next tax year.
Thanks for your assistance comrades.
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Your 2017 withdrawal will only be added to your contribution room for the next year. So for 2017, you're correct that you can only contribute 12.5 + 5.5.

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