RESP withdrawals — strategies and tax
After spending nearly two decades saving for a child’s post-secondary education, it’s time to start paying for it. When money is paid out of a registered education savings plan (RESP), the various types of payments and tax treatment can cause confusion. There’s also the question of what to do with RESP savings that aren’t used to pay for post-secondary education. The good news with withdrawal options is that they provide opportunities to implement strategies to reduce the associated tax cost.