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For many, 2020 was seen as a “critical year for addressing climate change.” Riding on a wave of environmental activism, the hope was that the 2020 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), scheduled in November of last year, would solidify plans to reduce global carbon emissions. Instead, COVID-19 and anti-racism movements refocused public attention, overshadowing many pressing environmental concerns and postponing COP26. But while this period of upheaval seems to have sidelined the momentum that environmental concerns were gaining, the social inequalities revealed have pushed many conscious investors to explore sustainable investments — specifically those focused on companies with strong environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) principles.
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.
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.
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.
Wealth Themes is a monthly compilation of timely articles and tools from our experts and other BMO Financial Group partners.
Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange Strategy. Outlines the firm’s short and medium-term interest rate and foreign exchange rate forecasts.
The monthly Global Markets Commentary provides an overview of recent global events and their impact on the markets.
Strategic commentary and an overview of financial markets.
A look at what happened in the equity markets over the past week and an update on the earnings reports.
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.
A Monthly Commodity Watch-Tracks BMO Capital Market's Commodity Price Index and provides commentary and forecasts.
This report provides an overview on the taxation of eligible dividends, in light of recent changes.