TFSA Contribution Information for 2013
The TFSA account contribution limit is going up from $5,000 a year ago to $5,500 for 2013.
Canadians will also see certain income tax and benefit amounts increase two per cent for inflation.
The federal tax bracket thresholds will all increase by two per cent, with the top bracket of 29 per cent not kicking in until taxable income of $135,054 for 2013, up from $132,406 for 2012.
Amounts for several non-refundable tax credits also increase, including the basic personal amount which will stand at $11,038, up from $10,822.
In Alberta, seniors and those who live with them will also be able to take full advantage of the Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit that allows people to claim up to $10,000 worth of eligible home improvements that was announced late in 2012.
“Unless someone had a renovation that they were planning to do, they weren’t going to squeeze that in,” Safar said of the measure which could save you up to $1,500.