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Publications

Education and Knowledge
Networth Newsletter
A quarterly publication written by BMO Subject Matter Experts on a variety of timely and relevant wealth management topics.
Registered Retirement Income Funds
A RRIF is very much like an RRSP in reverse. An RRSP is an account designed to help you save for retirement – a RRIF is an account designed to provide annual income in the form of withdrawals from a registered plan during your retirement. Click to read on about how you can benefit from an RRIF.
Economic and Market Updates
Investment Strategy: 2021 Market Outlook
BMO’s outlook on the equity markets featuring Brian Belski, Chief Investment Strategist, to help you prepare for the coming year.
Research
Rates Scenario
Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange Strategy. Outlines the firm’s short and medium-term interest rate and foreign exchange rate forecasts.
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.
What Happens When a Canadian Resident Dies?
At the time of death, how will the estate of a Canadian resident be distributed? Also, what are the tax consequences and requirements on a Canadian resident's assets immediately prior to death? This publication provides an overview of implications from a tax and estate perspective and outlines the tax treatment and estate consequences of assets owned by a deceased Canadian resident.
“Stress Testing” Your Estate Plan in a Time of Crisis
April 30, 2020: A crisis can be a catalyst for action if you don’t have an estate plan – or even a Will. Here is a checklist to help ensure your estate plan is up to date, reflects your current wishes, and continues to align to your goals.
Managing Your Wealth
Seperation, Divorce and Your Financial Plan
Separation from a spouse or common-law partner can be a distressing and difficult experience. It is important to understand how a relationship breakdown may affect your future financial situation. Your wealth is comprised of the assets and property owned by you and your former spouse or common-law partner and will be profoundly impacted by a separation or divorce.
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.
Are All Fees Created Equally?
With upfront knowledge of the cost of investing, you’re able to focus on developing a long-term plan that respects your tolerance for risk and will help you reach your wealth management objectives.
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 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.