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COVID-19 Update
America’s Post-Pandemic Economic Prospects
June 29, 2020: After dealing with the steepest, deepest, and fastest recession in history, there are clear indications that the U.S. economy has begun the first stages of recovery. In this report, we delve deeper into the prospects for economic recovery in the months and years ahead, including what sectors will lead, and which will be constrained. While there are serious challenges ahead for the economy, there are also important reasons to remain positive on the medium-term outlook.
COVID-19 Podcast
July 17, 2020: Recently, the Federal government released an economic and fiscal snapshot providing the first estimate of Canada’s finances post the COVID-19 pandemic. During this podcast, Lesley Marks and Doug Porter will discuss the potential implications of the record deficit for Canadians. We are pleased to share these insights with our valued clients.
Beware of the Parallels Between Today and the Great Depression
May 4, 2020: There is an interesting paradox occurring today where the current economic and market environment is described as ‘unprecedented,’ yet there are consistent parallels drawn between the present circumstances and the Great Depression of the early twentieth century.
Tax Planning Strategies
Financial Planning Year-End Checklist
As year-end quickly approaches, it’s important to be mindful of potential year-end investment and financial planning strategies and reminders that could help you reduce your 2018 tax bill and prepare you for a successful 2019.
Strategies to Minimize Capital Gains Tax
Towards the end of the year, many investors review their investment portfolios to determine the anticipated tax impact of any capital gains and losses realized during the year. This article examines various strategies to help reduce the impact of a potential tax liability of these gains.
BMO Charitable Giving Program
The BMO Charitable Giving Program, allows you to create a flexible and customized philanthropic solution that will have a lasting impact on causes that matter to you and your family.
Completing Your 2019 Income Tax Return – Checklist
As the tax filing deadline approaches, here are some reminders to help ensure you’re prepared to file your personal income tax return, and that you maximize your tax savings.
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.
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.
Managing Your Wealth
Wealth Themes
Wealth Themes is a monthly compilation of timely articles and tools from our experts and other BMO Financial Group partners.
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.
Preferred Plus Account
Preferred Plus seamlessly consolidates your BMO Nesbitt Burns investment account with a BMO Bank of Montreal bank account; providing you with direct access to the cash held in your investment account - and a preferred rate on your cash balances.
Wealth Planning Facts & Figures
This is a helpful resource summarizing important tax, retirement and estate planning information.
Estate & Succession Planning
Digital Assets and Your Estate Plan
Digital assets include, but are not limited to, online accounts (e.g., social media, email, eCommerce, banking and investment), loyalty programs, cloud storage, domain names, and website content. Until recently, the idea of leaving a digital inheritance wasn’t generally a consideration for most people, but not anymore.
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.
Economic and Market Updates
Focus
Focus is a weekly financial digest.
Talking Points
Talking Points is a weekly market commentary written by Douglas Porter, Chief Economist and Managing Director at BMO Capital Markets.
Education and Knowledge
Digital Security - Keeping your personal and account information safe
This article provides a few simple ways you can protect yourself online, as well as some key reminders for detecting fraud.
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.