MLP Taxation in Canadian Accounts

The following post is written by Brian So, an insurance advisor and blogger at briansoinsurance.com. Introduction to MLPs Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, are publicly traded investment partnerships based in the U.S. They combine the liquidity of a publicly traded company with the tax efficiency of limited partnerships. The business is structured with a general partner in charge of operations, and limited partners providing the capital. Units of the partnership represent the limited partner’s ...

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Investing in Canadian Stocks

Canadian Dividends and the Dividend Tax Credit

The following post is written by Brian So, an insurance advisor and blogger at briansoinsurance.com. While my previous posts focused on the impact of withholding tax on dividends paid from the US and foreign companies, I realize that most people have a high concentration of their portfolio in the Canadian market. Therefore, to wrap up my mini-series on dividends, the last topic will be on dividends paid by Canadian companies. Don’t worry, there won’t be any complex withholding tax rules discussed ...

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Foreign stock markets

In What Account Should I Hold International (non U.S.) Dividend Stocks?

The following post is written by Brian So, an insurance advisor and blogger at briansoinsurance.com. Since my last post generated a lot of interesting discussion on which account to hold US stocks and ETFs, I’ll follow it up with a post on the impact of withholding taxes of holding international (non US) dividend stocks in different accounts. Canada does not just have tax treaties with the US with respect to dividends paid to Canadians from US stocks. We also have tax treaties with 89 other countries ...

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U.S. Stocks in Your RRSP or TFSA?

In What Account Should I Hold U.S. Dividend Stocks?

The following post is written by Brian So, an insurance advisor and blogger at briansoinsurance.com. Hi everyone, this is my first of hopefully many posts on the Dividend Ninja. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Brian So and I have been working with my dad in the financial industry for about 2 years, and helping people with their financial goals. I’ve found my work to be very rewarding and I want to share some of my knowledge with more people. What better way to do this than to guest ...

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