REITs Canada still offers tax advantages for these investments

REITs Canada still offers tax advantages for these investments

Investing in REITs (Canada) can help you minimize risk in owning investment property
REITs (Canada), as the one remaining category of income trusts, continue to pay distributions before they pay tax—and that’s good for unitholders. The 2011 law that put an end to tax privileges for… Read More

A rich harvest of dividends for this stock

Some projections estimate the worldwide demand for food will double by 2050, which should spur demand for this stock’s products and services.

While success in the agricultural business depends on many changeable factors such as weather and commodity prices, this company has a long history… Read More

Investing in REITs

Investing in REITs

A REIT is also known as real estate investment trust. Investing in REITs lets you hold income-producing real estate such as office buildings, shopping malls and hotels.

REITs can save you the cost, work and risk of owning investment property yourself.

Owning rental properties can be profitable—but… Read More

REITs can help you beat the 2011 tax on Canadian income trusts

Starting in 2011, Ottawa will impose a tax on the distributions of Canadian income trusts. This will put trusts on an equal tax footing with regular corporations. Many trusts are converting to corporations as a result. Some are even cutting their distributions.

Tax exemption sets REITs… Read More

Two Canadian income trusts well positioned for 2011 tax changes

In 2011, the Canadian government will begin taxing income trusts (with the exception of real estate investment trusts, or REITs). The effect the tax change will have on Canadian investors’ portfolios is something we’ve often discussed in our Canadian Wealth Advisor newsletter.

When the income-tax benefits… Read More