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Foreign Withholding Tax Can Eat Investor Returns.


“…the impact of withholding taxes can be far greater than that of management fees…

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That line from the Canadian Couch Potato blog got my attention. Individual Investors who have not yet seen the latest two Canadian Couch Potato blog posts, they are worth a read. In fact investors might want to print them for future reference. Dan Bortolotti does an excellent job of delineating the twists and turns of Foreign Withholding Tax. For any investor who has (or hasn’t) wondered which Fund or ETF to put in which account (RSP, LIRA, TFSA, non-RSP), here are Dan’s latest two blog posts.

Foreign Withholding Tax Explained. September 17, 2012.

Foreign Withholding Tax: Which Fund Goes Where? September 20, 2012.

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Next time? More Risk Management.
Doug Cronk CFA is Manager, Investments for a Canadian Pension Plan
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