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Gillian Chandler

Wealth Advisor

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Tel: 416-359-6185
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Gillian Chandler

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39th Floor, P.O. Box 150
Toronto, ON
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Tax Planning Strategies
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 Planning Involving Family Trusts
Trusts are often used in tax and estate planning because of the flexibility they offer over the control, management and distribution of appreciating assets. In particular, the use of a discretionary family trust to reduce the after-tax cost of children’s educational and other expenses is a common tax strategy and the focus of this publication.
Managing Your Wealth
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 planning for complex family dynamics
Today, the modern family comes in many different shapes and sizes; this diversity is having an impact on family relationships and the way families interact when addressing estate planning.
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
Investment Strategy: 2019 Market Outlook
BMO’s outlook on the equity markets featuring Brian Belski, Chief Investment Strategist, to help you prepare for the coming year.
Equity Strategy
Strategic commentary on equities and an overview of financial markets.
The Goods
A Monthly Commodity Watch-Tracks BMO Capital Market's Commodity Price Index and provides commentary and forecasts.
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.
Eligible Dividend Income
This report provides an overview on the taxation of eligible dividends, in light of recent changes.
Current News / Affairs
Networth Newsletter
Quarterly Newsletter - Spring 2018
Education and Knowledge
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.
The Benefits of Going Paperless with BMO Nesbitt Burns Gateway
This article outlines the advantages of converting to eStatements as well as Gateway’s valuable features, such as detailed real-time account information and leading market research.