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Tax Planning Strategies
Year-End Tax Planning Tips
While tax planning should be a year-round activity, this publication outlines some tax planning opportunities that may help you reduce your tax bill for the current year.
Federal Budget Review
A summary of the annual Canadian Federal Budget and its implications on personal income tax measures.
Tax Tips For Investors
Knowing how the tax rules affect your investments is essential. Tax strategies that you should consider such as income splitting, charitable giving and estate planning.
Marginal Tax Rates
This table shows 2016 combined federal and provincial (or territorial) marginal tax rates – the percentage of tax paid on the last dollar of income, or on additional income.
New Tax Rules May Affect Your Estate Plan
New tax legislation which originated from the 2014 Federal Budget will take effect on January 1, 2016. These changes will have significant implications for existing and future testamentary, spousal, alter-ego and joint-partner trusts, as well as affecting testamentary charitable gifts. This article provides a brief summary of the upcoming changes.
Canadian Snowbirds and U.S. Income Tax
Although Canadian snowbirds reside in the U.S. for only a part of the year, there is the potential of being considered a U.S. resident and, in turn, having to pay U.S. income tax on the same basis as a permanent U.S. resident. This article outlines how the U.S. government determines whether you are a resident for income tax purposes; namely, it covers the criteria for meeting the Substantial Presence Test, Closer Connection Exception and the Canada U.S. Income Tax Treaty Tie-Breaker Rules.
Managing Your Wealth
BMO Wealth Institute Report
Make better investment choices by understanding and reducing bias. BMO Wealth Management provides insights and strategies around wealth planning and financial decisions to better prepare you for a confident financial future.
Wealth Themes
Wealth Themes is a monthly compilation of timely articles and tools from our experts and other BMO Financial Group partners.
Meeting With Your Financial Advisor As A Couple
According to a BMO Financial Group study,1 87 per cent of married persons or those in a serious relationship reported having a discussion with their partner about retirement; however, just 25 per cent of these engaged in a detailed discussion about retirement, and fewer than half covered key topics about what their ideal retirement will look like and how they’ll achieve their retirement goals.
2017 Wealth Planning Facts & Figures
This 2-page summary includes relevant and important tax, retirement, and estate planning information.
Preparing Your Last Will and Testament
The attached article – Preparing Your Last Will and Testament – explains various aspects of Will preparation including, the importance of appointing an appropriate executor, life events that warrant a Will review and the use of testamentary trusts.
Ten Financial Resolutions for 2017
As you consider your financial priorities for the coming year, here are some financial resolutions that could help you save taxes, protect your portfolio, increase your net worth, and position you for financial success in 2017.
Having a TFSA works
Having a TFSA works. Get one working for you. Whether you’re saving for a new car, a home purchase, your child’s education or retirement, a TFSA can help you reach your financial goals sooner.
Registered Retirement Income Funds
Fee for Advice Solutions
The attached article provides an overview of BMO Nesbitt Burns’ comprehensive selection of fee for advice programs.
Wealth Planning Facts & Figures
This is a helpful resource summarizing important tax, retirement and estate planning information. The attached summary has been recently updated to include Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) and Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) changes that were announced in the 2015 Federal Budget. The 2015 top marginal tax rates have also been updated to reflect provincial budget changes.
Estate & Succession Planning
Estate Information Organizer
This is designed to help your family, executor (referred to as a “liquidator” in Quebec), or Power of Attorney for Property (referred to as a “mandatory” in Quebec) locate all of your important documents and other information needed to administer your estate or act as your Power of Attorney for Property
Planning for the Family Vacation Property
If you own a vacation property, this provides information on the tax consequences of selling a second home and highlights important estate planning considerations, if your plan is to keep your vacation property in the family for the next generation.
Research
Equity Research Strengths & Distinctions
Our goal is to be a leader in investment research, providing investors with insight and actionable money-making investment ideas.
Rates Scenario
Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange Strategy. Outlines the firm’s short and medium-term interest rate and foreign exchange rate forecasts.
Economic and Market Updates
Fixed Income Strategy
Strategic commentary on fixed income and an overview of fixed income markets.
Global Equity Weekly
A look at what happened in the equity markets over the past week and an update on the earnings reports.
The Goods
A Monthly Commodity Watch-Tracks BMO Capital Market's Commodity Price Index and provides commentary and forecasts.
Portfolio Strategy
Strategic commentary and an overview of financial markets.
Equity Strategy
Strategic commentary on equities and an overview of financial markets.
Monthly Market Commentary
The Monthly Market Commentary, written by the BMO Nesbitt Burns Portfolio Advisory Team, provides investors with an overview of recent events and their impact on the equity and fixed income markets.
Portfolio Management
Education and Knowledge
Summer Networth Newsletter
2015 Federal Budget Review
Spring Networth Newsletter
Plan to retire one day? Make sure your financial plan measures up Income Tax Assessments - What to do with your refund New Tax Rules Affecting Your Estate Plan
Periodic Table of Asset Class Returns
As the Periodic Table of Returns demonstrates, your portfolio should be well diversified amongst global asset classes to enhance return and reduce risk. Click to read more.
Contribution Reminder for Your BMO Nesbitt Burns RRSP / TFSA / RESP
These plans represent highly effective ways for you to save for retirement, your children’s (or grandchildren’s) education and other long-term goals, while providing significant tax-saving opportunities. Here are some important details about each.
Investment Advice
This article offers a look at how the BMO Capital Markets team is comprised and the notable credentials they’ve achieved.
Registered Retirement Income Funds
Selecting the right retirement income option for your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is one of the most important financial and estate planning decisions you’ll make. Click to read on about how you can benefit from an RRSP.