ETFs and foreign withholding taxes


Tax consequences to consider before deciding how to invest in foreign equity ETFs


By Rudy Mezzetta for Investment Executive.


ETFs are a cost-effective, efficient way for your Canadian clients to gain exposure to U.S. and other foreign equities markets and achieve diversification within their portfolios. However, when investing outside Canada using ETFs, clients need to take into consideration the effect of foreign withholding taxes (FWT) on their investment earnings. Read more



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