Annual Capital Gains PDF Reports on AdjustedCostBase.ca

AdjustedCostBase.ca includes a feature, available to AdjustedCostBase.ca Premium subscribers, for generating an annual report of all capital gains and losses incurred.

This feature is only available to AdjustedCostBase.ca Premium subscribers.  The cost of the enhanced service is $49/year.  The basic features of AdjustedCostBase.ca remain completely free for Canadian investors.

This report is generated as a PDF file and includes a table listing each realized capital or gain or loss for the year in the same format that the CRA requires for Schedule 3 (Capital Gains or Losses).  The table provides a clear and concise summary of realized gains and losses, simplifying the process of completing Schedule 3 when filing your taxes.  The report can also simplify the process of entering capital gains when completing your T1 tax return using many popular tax software applications such as SimpleTax, StudioTax, TurboTax, H&R Block, UFile and others.

To access the reports, follow the “View All Transactions” main menu link.  Next, follow the “Generate Annual Capital Gains PDF Report”:

Generate Annual Capital Gains PDF Report Link

Finally, select the year for which you wish to generate the report:

Select Year for Annual Capital Gains Report

The report will then be generated for you to download as a PDF file.  Here’s an example report:

Capital Gains Report Example

Unlike the full list of transactions on AdjustedCostBase.ca, the table only includes rows for transactions where a capital gain or loss has been realized as a from a disposition.  The report also includes each of the columns the CRA requires for completing Schedule 3.

Transactions that do not result in a realized gain or loss – such as purchases, splits and return of capital – are not included in the table.

The table does not include capital gain distributions, which would normally be included on your T-slips, but the total of these values is listed below the table.

Dispositions where a capital loss has been reduced to zero due to the superficial loss rule are not included in the table either, but these transactions are listed in the notes below the table.

The table includes only a concise list of transactions that would need to be listed on Schedule 3, with the same columns required for Schedule 3:

  1. Year of acquisition
  2. Proceeds of disposition
  3. Adjusted cost base
  4. Outlays and expenses
  5. Gain (or loss)

16 thoughts on “Annual Capital Gains PDF Reports on AdjustedCostBase.ca

  1. Sean

    Great improvements! Been using this site for free for years and when I saw what the Premium version included I signed right up! Been looking for an easy/cheap way of doing the ACB calculations and this is certainly the most cost-effective way!

    Keep up the awesome work!

  2. Herb

    Doesn’t seem to work for 2015. I’ve got a few eligible transactions in my portfolio for 2015 but it’s not generating a pdf. It worked for 2014. A bit odd.

  3. Herb

    I figured it out–my mistake. I was entering the buy and sell as total dollars and not as price per share — and I left off the shares. So I guess it couldn’t calculate the capital gains.

  4. Herb

    Great service, by the way! I didn’t think twice before signing up for the premium. So much easier than the alternative of trying scrape online ETF reports and brokerage reports.

  5. AdjustedCostBase.ca

    Herb,

    I’m glad to hear you figured it out, and thanks for the feedback!

    There’s now an error message if you enter a sell transaction with zero shares. Hopefully this will mitigate any similar mistakes and confusion in the future.

  6. Neil

    Thank you for this wonderful site.
    I just wanted to comment on how incredible the author is at responding to feedback.
    I made the suggestion of allowing a user-determined tax year end, for those who need data in this form.
    And within minutes, the feature was added and functional!

    Much appreciated. Keep up the great work on this site. Subscribing to premium is a no-brainer.

  7. Maurice Newby

    Hi there,
    I agree with all of the above comments praising this site. I am seriously considering subscribing to he Premium version but have one question re funds in U.S. dollars. Does the Premium version do all of the buy/sell calculations of U.S. dollars to Can. dollars which is required by Canadian Revenue for Income Tax ;purposes when calculating Capital Gains?

  8. Mark

    Have used your service for a few years now and it has helped with tracking my options trades.

    Question: The Capital Gains Report shows a negative Proceeds of Disposition (2) for one security, but the Schedule 3 in Turbotax refuses to accept a negative value in this field. Is this an error on my part? This situation resulted from a trade where I Sold to Open an option on a security in 2016 and in 2017 I Bought to Close that security at a loss which resulted in the negative proceeds value. I would appreciate any help you can provide in correctly entering this loss in my tax return

  9. AdjustedCostBase.ca Post author

    Mark,

    Schedule 3 is not designed well to handle all circumstances, such as options trades. For cases such as when options are sold to close, the proceeds of disposition are shown as a negative value. If your software does not support inputting a negative value for the proceeds of disposition then I would suggest moving this value to the outlays and expenses column, as a positive value. If you have a commission in this column then the new value should be equal to the commission plus the absolute value of the negative amount in the outlays and expenses column. The most important thing is to ensure that the gain or loss is correct.

  10. charles

    Hi,

    I currently use TurboTax for filing my tax. What do you do once you download this PDF? Do you somehow import it into TurboTax and it auto populates onto my Schedule 3? Not too sure what do once I download this PDF.

  11. AdjustedCostBase.ca Post author

    Charles,

    In TurboTax you can input capital gains by going to the “Your Taxes” menu option, then searching for “capital gains” and selecting the “S3: Capital gains (or losses)” item. For each disposition, add one of these items. The columns in the annual capital gains report closely correspond to the input fields, so populate these fields accordingly.

  12. charles

    Thanks for the quick response. Ya I was able to find this section. What I wanted to know is there a way to import the values? Or do you have to manually input each values.

  13. AdjustedCostBase.ca Post author

    Charles,

    You will have to add the capital gains manually. However, if you lump them all together as a single capital gain entry using the totals for each column you should obtain the same result.

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