When is the RRSP Contribution Deadline?

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Andrew Goldman has been writing for over 20 years and investing for the past 10 years. He currently writes about personal finance and investing for Wealthsimple. Andrew's past work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, New York Magazine and Wired. Television appearances include NBC's Today show as well as Fox News. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts (English) from the University of Texas. He and his wife Robin live in Westport, Connecticut with their two boys and a Bedlington terrier. In his spare time, he hosts “The Originals" podcast.

March 1, 2021

We’d like to sing the praises of RRSP contributions. But first the important date: the deadline for contributions to an RRSP for the 2020 calendar year is March 2.

So giddyup open an RRSP and get depositing. And if you’re not reading this at 11 PM on February 28, there’s still time for us to explain that, for many taxpayers, there’s no better financial move than contributing as much as possible to your RRSP. Not only will you be socking away money that will grow until you retire, but you’ll be saving right away on taxes. RRSP contributions come off your taxable income, reducing your tax bill for this year.

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For 2021, any Canadian under 71 is free to contribute as much as 18% of her prior year’s income, up to a maximum of $27,830. You can find out more details about the RRSP contribution deadline here or calculate your own on the CRA website.

We’re certainly a little biased, but we believe the best home for a RRSP is at Wealthsimple. We offer state of the art technology and the kind of personalized, friendly service you might have not thought imaginable from an automated investing service. Open an RRSP with Wealthsimple today or find out more details here.

Last Updated January 8, 2021

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