Cost Base (ACB) Calculator


When filing their taxes, Canadian investors must calculate the adjusted cost base (ACB) on any investment funds they have sold throughout the year that are outside of tax sheltered accounts, such as RRSP, TFSA or RESP.

The ACB determines whether an investor should report a capital gain or capital loss on that year’s tax return. The Canada Revenue Agency requires investors to accurately report their capital gains or capital losses on Schedule 3 of their annual tax return. The ACB is calculated by adding the amount you paid to purchase your ETF or mutual fund investments, including any fees or commissions charged. You must also include any distributions that were reinvested into the fund. The total cost is then divided by the total number of units owned.

The Purpose Investments Adjusted Cost Base Calculator was designed to make it easy for you to determine your ACB and the corresponding capital gains or losses for any investments made in one or more Purpose funds.

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For informational purposes only. While the information provided has been formulated with due care, Purpose Investments provides no guarantee as to the accuracy of the information nor should the information be construed as investment or tax advice. Please consult with your tax advisor to seek advice based on your own particular circumstances. In no event shall Purpose Investments be liable for any direct, indirect, special or incidental damage resulting from, arising out of or in connection with the use of the information. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with an investment in investment funds managed by Purpose Investments Inc. Investment funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. The prospectus contains important detailed information about the investment funds. Please read the relevant prospectus before investing.

Note: For the purposes of this calculator, all distributions made by the funds are distributed in cash to the investor, and tax treatment of distributions is based on historical tax factors which can be found on the Purpose Investments website. For the current year, no tax factors have been applied.

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