I have taken money out of my RRSP under Home Buyer’s Plan (HBP) and the Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) and I will be leaving Canada. What are the tax consequences?

Allan Madan, CA
 Nov 12, 2013
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If you emigrate from Canada (i.e. become non-resident of Canada for tax purposes), then the outstanding balance on your HBP or your LLP will be included in your taxable income for the year in which you leave Canada.

To avoid this income inclusion, you must pay back the outstanding balance within 60 days from the date of emigration. If you don’t repay the full outstanding balance, only the remaining balance owing will be included in your taxable income.

 

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