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Access your money when you need it, for whatever you need it for in retirement. It’s like a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) in reverse. An RRSP helps you save for retirement through annual contributions. A RRIF does the opposite, requiring you to take minimum annual withdrawals from your savings to help fund your retirement.
You can take money from your RRIF any time, with no maximum. However, the more income you take out in the short term, the more tax you may pay and the less money you’ll have left in the long term.
You may designate a beneficiary for your RRIF. For a beneficiary other than your spouse, the value of your RRIF will be added to your income for the year of your death and taxed accordingly.
If your spouse is
your designated beneficiary, your RRIF’s lump sum value is passed to your spouse and remains tax-deferred. It may be reinvested in an RRSP (if your spouse is under age 69), annuity or a RRIF.
Registered Retirement Income Funds are accounts that will allow you to have extra funds available in case you need them, while also enabling you to gain interest on your investment without taxation until you pull it out.
You may have more than one type of retirement savings (i.e., pension plan, RRSP, etc.). Depending on the type, both a RRIF and a life income fund (LIF) can help you turn those savings into income.
Convert RRSP savings to retirement income.
Minimum annual withdrawals; no maximum.
Convert pension plan savings into retirement income.
Minimum and maximum withdrawal amounts
The deadline to convert your savings is Dec. 31 of the year you turn 71.
Choose a variety of investment options including segregated funds, mutual funds and more. These investments are tax-free while in the fund.
You only pay income tax on the money you withdraw each year.
You may designate your spouse as a beneficiary. The money rolls over tax-free if you die first.
The information provided is based on current laws, regulations and other rules applicable to Canadian residents. It is accurate to the best of our knowledge as of the date of publication. Rules and their interpretation may change, affecting the accuracy of the information. The information provided is general in nature, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for advice in any specific situation. For specific situations, advice should be obtained from the appropriate legal, accounting, tax or other professional advisors.
You transfer assets to the investment vehicle from your RRSP savings, RRIF, or any other Canadian retirement vehicle that offers RIFs and the carrier will make income payments to you. Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIF) do not have to be liquidated in full at once. Usually this would be something that you really do not want to do as it can cause a large tax implication rather than saving you money on taxes, which is the purpose of these types of investment coverings. You can transfer money from your RRSP to your RRIF, and the same applies to your spouse’s RRSP if applicable. If you are considering converting your RRSP to an RRIF, make sure to ask your financial associate about the withdrawal limits and options available.