Our Team Publications
A quarterly publication written by BMO Subject Matter Experts on a variety of timely and relevant wealth management topics.
A RRIF is very much like an RRSP in reverse. An RRSP is an account designed to help you save for retirement – a RRIF is an account designed to provide annual income in the form of withdrawals from a registered plan during your retirement. Click to read on about how you can benefit from an RRIF.
Economic and Market Updates
Talking Points is a weekly market commentary written by Douglas Porter, Chief Economist and Managing Director at BMO Capital Markets.
Focus is a weekly financial digest.
Estate and Succession Planning
Explains the role that a “Letter of Wishes” or “Precaratory Memorandum” can play in providing guidance to the executor of a Will or trustee of a discretionary trust.
This article discusses common digital asset considerations and important information for making sure they are properly addressed in your estate plan.
April 30, 2020: A crisis can be a catalyst for action if you don’t have an estate plan – or even a Will. Here is a checklist to help ensure your estate plan is up to date, reflects your current wishes, and continues to align to your goals.
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.
Importance of Financial Planning
Wealth Themes is a monthly compilation of timely articles and tools from our experts and other BMO Financial Group partners.
RESP - Registered Education Savings Plans
As your child transitions from high school to post-secondary studies, your focus shifts from accumulating money in a Registered Education Savings Plan (“RESP”) to withdrawing funds from the plan to help cover post-secondary school expenses.
Tax Planning Strategies
We appreciate that tax season is an important time of year for investors. Depending on your investment holdings and account activity, you could receive a variety of tax slips that you’ll need to prepare your annual tax return. To help simplify your tax preparation efforts we are providing a brief overview of the various tax slips and supporting documents you may receive from
BMO, along with their expected availability dates. It’s important to note that this schedule may be subject to change. Please make sure that you receive all required tax slips before filing your tax return with the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) to prevent having to file an amended tax return. As a reminder, most Canadian individual tax returns are due on April 30, 2021.
While most Canadians are aware of the April 30 personal income tax filing deadline, there are other important tax deadlines that must be observed over the course of the year – especially if you want to take advantage of certain tax deductions and credits. This calendar summarizes several important dates on the tax calendar and offers some tips to help you with your overall wealth planning. Where a deadline falls on a weekend or a holiday recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”), the deadline is generally extended to the next business day.
This article details two tax planning strategies available when transferring a Canadian farm property to the next generation of family farmers.
Separation, Divorce and Your Financial Plan outlines the financial and tax implications of a breakdown in a relationship for issues relating to both married and unmarried (i.e., “common-law”) spouses.
When it comes to investment income, all is not equal after tax. Knowing how tax rules affect your investments is essential in order to maximize your after-tax return. This publication explains the taxation of investment income held in a taxable account as it pertains to an individual resident in Canada.
March 12, 2020: The BMO Nesbitt Burns Portfolio Advisory Team prepared a report that provides perspective on the Coronavirus, the oil market-share war, and their impact on the markets. As a reminder, it is always important to maintain a long-term perspective on your investment strategy. Please contact the office if you would like to discuss your investment portfolio.
March 24, 2020: Lesley Marks, CFA, Chief Investment Strategist BMO Private Wealth, reviews the most recent measures taken by policy-makers to prevent a financial crisis from the global pandemic.
These days, given the current economic climate amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents of adult children may feel their own finances are in relatively good order, yet they may have concerns about their adult children and their ability to support themselves during this unprecedented period of uncertainty. Helping your children is a parental instinct, and if you have the means you certainly want to help them out. However, remember to do so prudently so you don’t impact your own retirement, estate planning or tax situation. This article explores ways to effectively help your adult children while keeping your own wealth plan in order.
At BMO Nesbitt Burns we can help you determine the best way to finance your child’s education and work with you to develop a savings program that helps meet your educational savings goals.