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I am doing my Mom's income tax and there is a new form that I am not familiar with and am unsure what to do with it. It is from ATB Securities Inc and says: "for settlement on Dec 28, 2017 Net Amount CAD $564.64". then it says to retain for income tax purposes.

Accountant's Assistant: The Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else the Accountant should be aware of?

Not that I am aware of

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Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 4 months ago
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Hi. My name’s Lane …

I hold a law degree (J.D.), with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA in finance, a BBA, and CFP & CRPS (Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist) designations, as well - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, non-profit, and tax advice, to clients on three continents, since 1986.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Are you looking up to see what the form is and what I do with it for income tax purposes?
Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 4 months ago

The Abbreviation CAD stands for Cash Available for Distribution.

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It, in of itself, is not important to tax. Cash available for distribution (CAD) is a real estate investment trust's (REIT) cash-on-hand that is available to be distributed as shareholder dividends. The value is calculated by finding the funds from operations (FFO) and subtracting recurring capital expenditures.

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It can also simply be a communication about funds that have settled (into cash) from the sale of some less liquid investment ... Stock, bond, guaranteed interest contract, mutual fund, etc.

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Cash distribution per unit is a measure, used in Canada, that refers to the amount of cash payments made to individual unitholders of a specified income trust. The ratio is calculated by taking the total amount of cash distributions divided by the total amount of unit shares issued.

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It’s important for investors to realize that there are differences between eligible and ineligible dividend when it comes to the Canadian tax code.

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Further, it;s important to distinguish between a dividend and a distribution. Normal stocks tend to pay dividends whereas REITs and income trusts tend to pay a distribution. You can see the usage of the different words from their communication and website.

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Bear with me and I'll get a table that will show you how these are taxed

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Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 4 months ago

See the attached

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Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 4 months ago

This is LIKELY a Canadian Distribution (REIT or Income trust) - DO you see the NAME of the investment? (not the firm ATB securities but rather the name of this particular investment)?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
it says Compass Conservative Portfolio Series A
Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 4 months ago

This is a Mutual Fund.

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While you own the shares or units, you are taxed on the distributions of income that are flowed out to you. If you own units of a mutual fund trust, the trust will give you a T3 slip, Statement of Trust Income Allocations and Designations. If you own shares of a mutual fund corporation, the corporation will give you a T5 slip, Statement of Investment Income.

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