Category Archives: Advanced ACB Topics

Tax Consequences of the Power Financial Corporation – PFC (PWF.TO) / Power Corporation of Canada – PCC (POW.TO) Reorganization

Power Corporation and Power Financial announced the completion of a reorganization and share exchange on February 13, 2020: Power Corporation of Canada (“Power Corporation” or “PCC”) (TSX: POW) and Power Financial Corporation (“Power Financial” or “PFC”) (TSX: PWF) today announced the successful completion of the previously announced reorganization transaction (the “Reorganization”) pursuant to which, […]

Tax Treatment of the Brookfield Infrastructure LP Unit Split and Creation of Brookfield Infrastructure Corporation (BIPC)

On March 31, 2020 Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (BIP.UN) announced the completion of a unit split corporate event resulting in each unitholder of BIP.UN on record as of March 20, 2020 receiving 1 shares of Brookfield Infrastructure Corporation (BIPC) for every 9 units of BIP.UN.  In addition, a cash payment was made in lieu of […]

Tax Consequences of the Patient Home Monitoring (TSXV:PHM) / VieMed (TSXV:VMD) Spin-Off

Patient Home Monitoring (trading under symbol PHM on the TSX Venture exchange) recently completed a spin-off where each shareholder of PHM received 1 new share of PHM and 1/10th of a share of VieMed (trading under symbol VMD on the TSX Venture exchange) for every common share owned, effective December 22, 2017. PHM released a […]

Streamlined Import of Return of Capital and Phantom Distributions and for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Publicly Traded Mutual Funds and Trusts has released a new feature that provides a fast and easy way for Canadian investors to import the tax information that impacts adjusted cost base and capital gains for many securities including Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Publicly Traded Mutual Funds and Trusts. This feature is only available to Premium subscribers.  The cost of […]

Adjusted Cost Base and Capital Gains for Stock Options

The tax consequences of investing with stock options on capital account are complex in comparison to directly investing in stocks.  The tax treatment is as widely varied as the different combinations of opening options transactions (buying/selling put/call options) and closing transactions (the options can expire, can be exercised, or can be bought/sold to close).  When […]