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Federal Budget Review 2019
A summary of the annual Canadian Federal Budget and its implications on personal income tax measures.
Personal Tax Calendar 2019
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 2019 and summarizes important tax deadlines and provides some planning tips for you to consider throughout the coming year.
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.
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.
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
BMO Wealth Institute Report
Make better investment choices by understanding and reducing bias. BMO Wealth Management provides insights and strategies around wealth planning and financial decisions to better prepare you for a confident financial future.
2019 Wealth Planning Facts & Figures
This 2-page summary includes relevant and important tax, retirement, and estate planning information.
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.
Estate & Succession Planning
Digital Assets and Your Estate Plan
This article discusses common digital asset considerations and important information for making sure they are properly addressed in your estate plan.
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.
Education and Knowledge
Investing Handbook
Understanding the Three Major Asset Classes:Cash, Bonds and Stocks