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2021 Key dates, investment info and stats

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Savings and Pensions

RRSP contributions:

� Maximum contribution for 2020: $27,230

� Last day for 2020 contribution: March 1, 2021

� Maximum contribution for 2021: $27,830

TFSA contributions:

� Maximum contribution for 2021: $6,000

� Last day for 2021 contribution: 31/12/21

� Maximum catch-up contribution as of 2021: $75,500

Canada Pension Plan (CPP)

� YMPE (year’s maximum pensionable earnings) for 2021: $61,600

� Contribution rate for employers and employees: 5.45% each

� Contribution rate for self-employed: 10.9%

� Average retirement pension at age 65 as of 10/20: $689.17/month

� Maximum retirement pension at age 65 (2021): $1,203.75/month

Old Age Security (OAS)

� Maximum pension at age 65 as of 01/01/2021: $615.37/month

� Recovery tax (clawback) begins at $79,845

� Maximum income threshold (clawback): $129,075

Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)

� Final day to open a plan, make contributions and apply for the Grant and Bond for 2021: December 31, 2021

Tax

Personal income tax:

� T4s/T5s: due March 1, 2021

� Filing and due date: April 30, 2021 (self-employed June 15, 2021)

� Basic personal amount (federal): $13,229 (2020)

� Taxable income includes benefits received from CERB, Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB), Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB), and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)

� Tax-free benefits for 2020 include the GST/HST credit payment, the OAS pension ($300) and GIS payments ($200), and a payment to persons with disabilities (up to $600)

Tax Brackets:

� 20.5%: $49,020 – $98,040

� 26%: $98,040 – $151,978

� 29%: $151,978 – $216,511

� 33%: $216,511 +

Corporate income tax:

� Corporate filing deadline: no later than 6 months after the end of the tax year

Charitable donation deadline for 2021 tax receipt:

� December 31, 2021

Investing

� Toronto Stock Exchange, as of 02/01/20: 17,099.95 points

� Toronto Stock Exchange, as of 04/01/21: 17,527.80points

� Change year-over-year: + 427.85 points (+2.5%)

� Toronto Stock Exchange: record high in 2020: 19/02/20: 17,925.36 points

� Toronto Stock Exchange: record low in 2020: 23/03/20: 11,180.45

� Global total no. of ETFs: 7,602

� GICs: one-year as of 2020 (variation by lender): 2.4% (approx.)

� GICs: one-year as of 2021 (variation by lender): 1.3% (approx.)

� GICs: five-year as of 2020 (variation by lender): 2.6% (approx.)

� GICs: five-year as of 2021 (variation by lender): 1.8% (approx.)

Insurance

� Average life insurance coverage: $432,000 (in 2019: $423,000)

� Province with highest average protection per insured household: Alberta; Lowest: Nova Scotia

� Death benefits paid by all Canadian insurers: $7.7 billion (2019)

� Living benefits including disability benefits, cash surrenders or dividends: $4.4 billion (2019)

� Health insurance benefits paid: $38.1 billion (2019)

� Annuity payments: $53.3 billion (2019)

Real Estate

� Average price for a home including the Greater Vancouver Area and the Greater Toronto Area, as of January 2021: $621,525

� Change from January 2020: + 22.8%

� Average price for a home excluding the Greater Vancouver Area and the Greater Toronto Area, as of January 2021: $492,525

� Change from November 2019: + 22%

� Mortgage rate: three-year fixed (variation by lender): 2.15% (approx.)

� Mortgage rate: three-year variable (variation by lender): 3.0% (approx.)

Economics

� Inflation: 0.7% (12/20)

� Consumer debt (the ratio of debt to disposable income): 170.7% (as of Q3 2020)

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