Can I claim the dividend tax credit for stocks held in my RRSP?
When you withdraw funds from your RRSP or RRIF, in most cases, you will trigger a tax event given the special tax status of registered accounts. The dividend tax credit is a non-refundable tax credit that applies when Canadian dividends are included as part of your taxable income.
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