TFSA vs Taxable Investment

Use this calculator to compare the growth of a TFSA to a taxable investment.
Where do you live? Alberta
Taxable income
Taxable Income

Enter the taxable income amount from line 260 of your personal income tax return.
Current TFSA value
Annual TFSA contribution
Annual TFSA Contribution

The maximum annual contribution limit for TFSAs in 2022 is $6,000.
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Annual TFSA contribution

The maximum annual contribution you can enter is $6,000.
Years of growth
Rate of return
Rate of return breakdown:
Rate of Return Breakdown

This shows how the rate of return for the Taxable Investment is broken down between Interest, Eligible Dividends and Capital Gains. For example, the return on savings account would typically be 100% interest. The return for a mutual fund with stock and bond holdings could be made up of Interest, Eligible Dividends and Capital Gains.
Rate of Return Breakdown

The percentage figures for interest, dividends and capital gains do not add up to 100%. Please correct your entries.
Rate of return

The maximum rate of return you can enter is 15.00%.

Eligible dividends
Capital gains
Investment Value in 18 Years
TFSA Investment
Taxable Investment
TFSA Advantage


Calculations use marginal tax rates as of January 2022. Rates take all federal and provincial taxes and surtaxes into account and the basic personal tax credit. The after-tax rate of return on the taxable investment is calculated using these marginal tax rates - 33.00% for Interest, 9.63% for Eligible Dividends and 16.50% for Capital Gains. Annual contributions are made at the start of the year.

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