RESP Registered Education Savings Plan
One of the best ways to save for a child’s postsecondary education is through a Registered Education Savings Plan.
RESP whether you want to save for your own children, your grandchildren, a niece, nephew, or family friend, an RESP offers flexibility tax deferred investment growth and direct government assistance to help you save for a child’s education.
RESP interest income and investment growth earned within an RESP are not taxed as long as the funds remain in the plan.
The Canada Education Savings Grant CESG matches 20% on the first $2,500 contributed annually to a maximum of $500 a year $7,200 overall for a child under the age of 18, plus possible catch up on CESG Grants.
Canada Education Savings Grant CESG Federal Government pays a subsidy for each Child that is a Beneficiary of an RESP from the day the Child is born, until his/her 17th Birthday.
The current annual maximum CESG per beneficiary is $500 (i.e., 20% of the first $2,500 of contributions paid annually). Each child is entitled to a cumulative limit of $7,200.
A family that did not contribute to its child’s RESP for a year or more can receive a grant of not more than $1,000 as a CESG in a year (i.e., on a maximum contribution of $5,000).
The maximum annual grant on the first $500 contributed per child is increased slightly for low- and mid-income families.
The RESP will be required to repay CESG money in certain situations, such as when a beneficiary does not pursue higher education or the plan is terminated.
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