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Understanding my Transactions Summary/Details: Canadian Broker

mike_302
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Understanding my Transactions Summary/Details: Canadian Broker

Postby mike_302 » Wed May 16, 2018 11:43 pm

Hello helpful people,

I am working on understand the transaction listing that I can download for my Canadian brokerage account (XLSX file includes dividends paid in, dividend re-investments, withholding tax payments, etc.); and I am comparing against a transaction summary that was provided by my brokerage, which shows detailed information about each distribution event (how much is Return of Capital, how much is Foreign Income, Foreign Tax paid, etc.). I've made screen clippings of the two sources of information, for a handful of transactions, and I am hoping someone is brave enough to look and try to explain in a way I can get the numbers myself. I cannot rely on the broker's schedule of transactions, because they won't provide me one for the first few months in 2018.

The transactions are simply related to some standard Vanguard ETFs.

Is anyone on here able to provide some assistance? Or else could someone advise where I might go / who I might contact to build my understanding?
PDF with my commentary is available here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/yb9e6w03kcywze9/transactions%20of%20interest.pdf?dl=0

Note: my net worth isn't high enough to pay for the one tax specialist (if they even exist) who can deal with calculating the various numbers for the HMRC based on Canadian fund information. I am intent on learning for myself.

Thanks all

pawncob
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Re: Understanding my Transactions Summary/Details: Canadian Broker

Postby pawncob » Thu May 17, 2018 11:59 am

Not actually sure what you're asking. Divs and Tax Credits are clearly shown, and that's all you need.
With a pinch of salt take what I say, but don't exceed your RDA

mike_302
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Re: Understanding my Transactions Summary/Details: Canadian Broker

Postby mike_302 » Thu May 17, 2018 9:03 pm

You mean the divs and tax withheld shown in the clippings from the xls? Or are you referring to the info from the document the brokerage provided as a summary?

I previously thought the info from the xls was simply all I needed, but then I saw the additional info in the summary sheet and then it wasn't clear to me what I do to provide to the HMRC.

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