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Annuity Plus Tax-Free Savings Account

Maximize your savings to help meet your financial goals.

What is a Tax-Free Savings Account?

A Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) is a registered savings plan that protects your investment earnings from taxes. With a TFSA, you don’t pay tax1 on money earned on investments, including any capital gains. You can contribute as much as $6,000 each year to a TFSA. Withdrawals made in the year will be added back to the TFSA contribution room at the beginning of the following year.

How is a TFSA different from an RRSP?

TFSA contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes, unlike contributions to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP). But, when you take money out of a RRSP, the amount is added to your income and taxed at your current tax rate. With a TFSA, you don’t pay tax on the money you withdraw. This means that the TFSA is an ideal savings option if you plan on withdrawing the money before you retire. Also, the TFSA doesn’t expire, unlike a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), which must be withdrawn before the holder turns 71.

Canadians with a financial plan to save are more likely to feel better prepared and more confident about their retirement2

Product overview

Our Annuity Plus TFSA3 is a great way to save for your future and accumulate tax-free investment earnings, even if you only plan to save a little each year. You could use your tax-free savings to buy a new car, renovate your home, start a business or take a dream vacation.

Consider our Annuity Plus TFSA if you:

  • Already contribute the maximum amount to your RRSP each year
  • Want maximum flexibility in saving
  • Want to reduce the taxes you pay on your investment earnings

Features and benefits

Investment options
Daily Interest Account (DIA)
Six Guaranteed Interest Accounts (GIA) options: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 years

Minimum and maximum contributions

  • $1,000 minimum for GIAs
  • $50 minimum for DIA
  • $6,000 annual contribution limit

Interest rate banding
There are four interest bands on guaranteed interest accounts (GIAs):

Band 1: $1,000 - $9,999
Band 2: $10,000 - $24,999
Band 3: $25,000 - $49,999
Band 4: Over $50,000

We recommend you confirm the current rates of interest rates in advance with your financial representative.

Contribution room
The TFSA contribution room is made up of:

  • The annual TFSA contribution limit
  • Any unused TFSA contribution room from previous years
  • Any withdrawals made from the TFSA in the previous year
You can find your TFSA contribution room on your annual income tax assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency.

412595 CAN (10/22)

1Foresters, their employees and life insurance representatives, do not provide, on Foresters behalf, financial, estate, legal or tax advice. The information given here is merely a summary of our understanding of current laws and regulations. Prospective purchasers should consult their financial, estate, tax or legal advisor regarding their situation.

2Source: Government of Canada, Canadians and their Money: Key Findings from the 2019 Canadian Financial Capability Survey,

3Underwritten by The Independent Order of Foresters.