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Regina, SK
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COVID-19 Update
In the Eye of the Coronavirus and Oil Storm
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.
Unprecedented
March 19, 2020: The BMO Nesbitt Burns Portfolio Advisory Team prepared a report that provides perspective on the on the unprecedented shock COVID-19 has had on equity and fixed income 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.
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
April 14, 2020: In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, on March 18, 2020, the federal government announced an initial economic proposal that included many significant fiscal and tax measures. Since this date, several measures have been enacted into law and additional measures proposed to boost the amount of support to Canadians and businesses.Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan provides a summary of select measures that impact individuals and businesses. Please contact the office if you have any questions.
Other
BMO Nesbitt Burns Gateway®
This article provides an overview of the information and tools available through Gateway. A key feature of Gateway is the ability to access your BMO Nesbitt Burns account statements and trade confirmations electronically by signing up for eDocuments.
Tax Planning Strategies
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.
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.
Personal Tax Calendar 2020
Tax planning should be a year round activity, in order to maximize the savings opportunities available to you. The Personal Tax Calendar has been updated for 2020 and summarizes important tax deadlines and provides some planning tips for you to consider throughout the coming year.
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.
New Tax Rules May Affect Your Estate Plan
New tax legislation which originated from the 2014 Federal Budget will take effect on January 1, 2016. These changes will have significant implications for existing and future testamentary, spousal, alter-ego and joint-partner trusts, as well as affecting testamentary charitable gifts. This article provides a brief summary of the upcoming changes.
Managing Your Wealth
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.
Wealth Planning Facts & Figures
This is a helpful resource summarizing important tax, retirement and estate planning information.
Wealth Themes
Wealth Themes is a monthly compilation of timely articles and tools from our experts and other BMO Financial Group partners.
Registered Retirement Income Funds
Insurance Considerations
Insurance Considerations for Business Owners and Incorporated Professionals
Having Meaningful Money Conversations With Your Partner
Communication is essential in any relationship, and that includes being able to talk about money. In a BMO Financial Group study,1 Canadians cited conflicts over finances (68 per cent) as the primary reason why a couple might divorce; ahead of infidelity (60 per cent) and disagreements about family (36 per cent). Money has the potential to be a source of tension and conflict for any couple, regardless of their net worth. This article provides some suggestions to help you and your partner have more meaningful discussions around money,
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.
Understanding Risk
The attached article, Understanding Risk: Not All Risk is Created Equally provides an overview on the subject. It identifies some common types of risk and also discusses some measurements of risk and some techniques that can be used to help mitigate against it.
Estate & Succession Planning
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
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.
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.
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
Portfolio Strategy
Strategic commentary and an overview of financial markets.
Focus
Focus is a weekly financial digest.
Wealth Experience Podcast
Tune into The Wealth Experience podcast channel for an exclusive BMO Wealth Management Podcast.
Education and Knowledge
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.
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.
Investing Handbook
Understanding the Three Major Asset Classes:Cash, Bonds and Stocks