First Home Savings Account (FHSA)

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Here is a fantastic savings plan that the government has created. It's a hybrid of an RRSP and a TFSA, for the purpose of home ownership.

What is it... here are the details...

-As of April 1, 2023, financial institutions have the ability to offer the new First Time Home Buyers Tax Free Savings Account

-Under the new plan, prospective first-time home buyers have the ability to save $40,000.00 on a tax-free basis

-Similar to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), any contributions will be tax deductible

-Withdrawals' from the FHSA to purchase a home are non-taxable, similar to a TFSA

-The Plan includes an $8,000.00 annual contribution limit, up to a lifetime maximum of $40,000.00

-The funds need to be in the account for 30 days before a withdrawl can take place

Sounds pretty awesome doesn't it! :)

If you have the funds, and you have not bought your first home, this is a great place to start planning for your down payment. Please give me a call at

403-358-4855 to find out all the details.

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