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Ben Hiron BBA, CFP, CIM
Judy Mellor, CFP

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Publications
Tax Planning Strategies
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.
Tax Slips Overview
In an effort to help simplify your tax preparation efforts, we are providing you with a brief overview of the various tax slips and supporting documents you may receive from BMO, and their expected mailing dates.
Personal Tax Calendar 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.
The CRA’s Foreign Reporting Requirements
Since Canada represents only a small portion of the world’s capitalization, it may make sense to include some foreign investments in your portfolio. However, it is important to understand Canadian and other foreign tax implications of owning investments outside of Canada.
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.
Wealth Planning Facts & Figures
This is a helpful resource summarizing important tax, retirement and estate planning information.
Estate & Succession Planning
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.
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
Digital Assets and Your Estate Plan
This article discusses common digital asset considerations and important information for making sure they are properly addressed in your estate plan.
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
Rates Scenario
Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange Strategy. Outlines the firm’s short and medium-term interest rate and foreign exchange rate forecasts.
Equity Research Strengths & Distinctions
Our goal is to be a leader in investment research, providing investors with insight and actionable money-making investment ideas.
Economic and Market Updates
The Goods
A Monthly Commodity Watch-Tracks BMO Capital Market's Commodity Price Index and provides commentary and forecasts.
Global Equity Weekly
A look at what happened in the equity markets over the past week and an update on the earnings reports.
Equity and Fixed Income Strategy
Strategic commentary on fixed income and an overview of fixed income markets.
Portfolio Strategy
Strategic commentary and an overview of financial markets.
Current News / Affairs
2021 Federal Budget Review
On April 19, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland presented her first Federal Budget from the minority Liberal government in the House of Commons. Since the government did not introduce a budget in 2020 because of the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, this was the first Federal Budget in more than two years.
Education and Knowledge
Contribution Reminder for Your RRSP / TFSA / RESP
Maximizing the value of your registered plans by making annual contributions to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (“RRSP”), Tax-Free Savings Account (“TFSA”), and Registered Education Savings Plan (“RESP”) is an important wealth planning strategy. By making your annual contribution(s) early in the year, you’ll benefit from the tax-sheltered growth all year long.