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Can the amount held within a TFSA exceed its contribution limit?



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A Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) restricts the amount you can contribute each year (this is known as your contribution limit) however, funds that remain in the account can grow tax-free and in certain circumstances (as long as you have not exceeded your yearly limit) may exceed your overall contribution room (including any unused amount). Be mindful that there are tax consequences for over contributions.

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