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I am pretty sure I know the answer but I thought I would confirm.

I have maxed the RSP for the 2009 tax year. The final top up occurred in January 2009.

I would now like to start the 2010 RSP contributions, since we are still in the 60 calendar days allowance for the 2009 contribution anything I contribute will also show up on the slip as being made in the first 60 days of 2010.

As I understand any contributions made in the 1st 60 days of 2010 can be designated on my tax return as either for the 2009 tax year, OR the 2010 tax year.

Am I correct?

For some reason I have always gone Feb to Feb with my contributions, but I am a month ahead this year.
 

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My bad, I meant jan 2010.

I think this is why I always went March 2 to March 2. Less confusing to me. The money is there in a seperate savings account. Instead of waiting until March2 I was thinking of contributing now.
 

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You can contribute for 2010 after January 1, 2010. It will show up on your tax slips that the RRSP administrator sends out for the 1st 60 days of 2010. When you fill out your schedule 7, just indicate the amount that you are deducting for 2009 and the rest will end up as "undeducted contributions" that you will be able to use on your 2010 tax return.
 
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