With the cost of college and university increasing, registered education savings plans (RESPs) make sense for many parents. Although RESP contributions can’t be deducted from your taxes, they grow tax-free. Plus, qualifying withdrawals are treated as the student’s income, which is typically taxed at a much lower rate.
The federal government also provides incentives that add $1 for every $5 you put into an RESP (up to $500 a year and $7,200 total), with some provinces offering additional incentives. Total RESP contributions are capped at $50,000 per beneficiary.
Reach out to our team of Financial Advisors today to learn more about how an RESP will work for your family!