Distributions from the Fund have tax benefits which results in higher after-tax cash flow than if the income had been earned as interest income. Many of the issuers of the securities in which the Fund invests are entitled to tax deductions relating to the nature of their assets, with the result that their cash distributions are anticipated to exceed the amount required to be included in the income of the recipients. As a result, cash distributions received by unitholders from the Fund in a year are generally expected to exceed the amount required to be included in their income for tax purposes thereby deferring the tax payable on that excess amount.
The impact of the tax deferral is that the amount of the distribution that is tax deferred will reduce the adjusted cost base of the unitholder's trust units. The reduction in the adjusted cost base of the units is ultimately taxed as a capital gain when the units are sold for investors who hold their units as capital property.
The actual breakdown of distributions for tax purposes will be provided to unitholders annually in March as soon as possible following receipt of the information from the Fund's individual holdings. This information will also be posted on the website as soon as it is available.
This information is of a general nature only and does not constitute legal or tax advice to any particular investor. Accordingly, prospective investors are advised to consult their own tax advisors with respect to their individual circumstances.
Investors may elect to reinvest their distributions and receive additional units of the Fund. Any units acquired pursuant to the distribution reinvestment program qualify for the service fee. DRIP Plan
The following information is applicable to holders who, for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada), are resident in Canada and hold trust units as capital property. If this is not the case, a tax advisor should be consulted.
Holders of trust units outside of a RRSP, DPSP, RRIF, RESP or TFSA should expect to receive a T3 slip from their investment dealer. T3 supplementary slips will indicate Other Income (Investment Income and Non-Investment Income) in Box 26, Foreign Business Income in Box 24, Foreign Non-Business Income in Box 25, Capital Gains in Box 21 and Eligible Dividend Income in Box 49. Dividend income is subject to the standard gross up and federal dividend tax credit rules.
The return of capital component is a non-taxable amount that serves to reduce the adjusted cost base of the Fund units and is reported in Box 42.
Date Return of
Capital Foreign Non-
Business Income Other
- Jan 31, 2013Feb 14, 2013TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD0.07000
- Feb 28, 2013Mar 14, 2013TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD0.07000
- Mar 28, 2013Apr 12, 2013TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD0.07000
- Apr 30, 2013May 14, 2013TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD0.07000
- May 31, 2013Jun 14, 2013TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD0.07000
- Total TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD0.35000
*(December distribution) Special non-cash distribution: This special non-cash distribution of units with immediate consolidation will result in an increase to the unitholder's ACB per unit by the amount of the special non-cash distribution.