I am new to trading and ended up opening a margin account rather than a TFSA a few months ago. I know I can sell my stock and then buy it again in the TFSA, but the stock price has gone up and I am afraid I have to pay a lot of tax! :(

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    I'm pretty sure you are going to have to pay tax on the increase in value between when you bought it and when you transfer it to the TFSA. Commented Feb 26, 2021 at 19:35
  • money.stackexchange.com/a/136583/13241 , read the linked document pg 4.
    – brian
    Commented Feb 26, 2021 at 20:07

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Even though no actual sale and repurchase is done, it is considered a sale in the margin account and a purchase in the TFSA for income tax purposes (i.e. Capital Gains)

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