Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP/RRIF)
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What is an RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan)?
It is a retirement savings plan that you register, to which you or your spouse or common-law partner contribute. Deductible RRSP contributions can be used to reduce your tax, and the income you earn in the RRSP is usually exempt from tax as long as it remains in the plan. You generally have to pay tax when you receive withdraw from the plan. Make sure to check your RRSP contribution limit, as it is different for everyone.
What is a RRIF (Registered Retired Income Fund)?
RRIF is essentially a tax-sheltered continuation of your RRSP. You transfer property to the RRIF from an RRSP or another RRIF before the end of the year in which you reach age 71. The minimum amount must be paid to you in the year following the year the RRIF is entered into. Earnings in a RRIF are tax-free, but the amounts paid out of a RRIF are taxable on receipt.