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Published: January 7, 2021

Last Updated: March 31, 2021

RRSPs offer Canadians a great way to defer tax on their retirement savings, but the key word is “deferred.” Upon withdrawal, the RRSP holder will see their taxable income increase for the year – except in the case of the first-time homebuyers plan or lifelong learning plan – with the withdrawal being taxed at the person’s marginal tax rate.


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