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Publications

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.
Personal Tax Calendar 2018
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 2018 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.
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.
Meeting With Your Financial Advisor As A Couple
According to a BMO Financial Group study,1 87 per cent of married persons or those in a serious relationship reported having a discussion with their partner about retirement; however, just 25 per cent of these engaged in a detailed discussion about retirement, and fewer than half covered key topics about what their ideal retirement will look like and how they’ll achieve their retirement goals.
Days of Wine and Roses … and Prenups
For recently engaged couples the future looks promising, filled with wedded bliss and happily-ever-after. However, in love and marriage, the law giveth and the law taketh away. This article discusses how a prenuptial agreement (also referred to as a marriage contract) can help protect your assets from being “taken” in the event of a divorce.
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.
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: 2018 Market Outlook
BMO’s outlook on the equity markets featuring Brian Belski, Chief Investment Strategist, to help you prepare for the coming year.