ACB Tracking - The Adjusted Cost Base Calculator for Income Trusts, Closed-End Funds and ETFs
2016 represents our tenth year of making it easy for Canadian accountants, investment advisors and investors to calculate the adjusted cost bases of Canadian Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Closed-end Funds, REITS, Income Trusts and Split Shares through the use of our unique website application.
Canada Revenue Agency requires investors to accurately calculate an adjusted cost base (ACB) for tax purposes when these investments are sold. A very large percentage of ETFs, Closed-end Funds, REITs, Income Trusts and Split Shares pay regular distributions that include an amount that is a tax deferred return of capital (ROC). Each of these ROC amounts reduces the ACB of the investment and must be accumulated to arrive at the accurate ACB used to calculate the capital gain or loss upon disposition. Tracking the ROC amounts is an extremely tedious and time-consuming process.
ACB Tracking Can Save You Time And Money!
Income Trusts Convert to Corporations
ETFs and Phantom Distributions
Phantom distributions are non-cash distributions. These payments increase the ACB of the position and, if not tracked properly, will result in the investor paying tax twice on the same distribution. As an investor, tax preparer or investment advisor, one could easily forget to increase the ACB on funds that made phantom payments over a period of years. This could result in a significant overstatement of the tax liability upon disposition. Approximately 900 phantom distributions have been made by various listed funds -- over 600 of those by exchange traded funds alone. Phantom distributions can range from a few cents to several dollars per unit. You cannot afford to miss these, and by using ACB Tracking, you won't!
The Most Complete and Accurate Distribution Database for Income Trusts, Closed-End Funds and ETFs Available!
"As Easy As ACB"
"Before ACB Tracking, I spent countless hours manually calculating the adjusted cost base of income trusts for my clients. With the ACB Tracking service, I can now calculate an ACB in minutes and provide my clients with a detailed report. The website is easy to use and the information is accurate. I love it!"
Investment Advisor, Victoria, B.C.