Incentives for First Time Homebuyers

The Liberals proposed the ‘First Home Savings Account’ (FHSA) as part of their 2021 election platform to help Canadians under the age of 40 save for a down payment on their first home.

First Home Savings Account

The account will be a combination of an RRSP and a TFSA. Contributions to the FHSA will provide the taxpayer with a deduction that can be used to reduce their income for the year. The maximum contribution is $40,000, and account funds will grow tax-free. When the funds are withdrawn, the growth won’t be taxable if the funds are used to purchase the taxpayer’s first home. Read more

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