TORONTO, November 5, 2014 – RBC Global Asset Management Inc. (RBC GAM Inc.) today announced that Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) Annual Information Statements will be made available to U.S. taxpayer clients holding certain Canadian-domiciled funds that are part of the RBC GAM fund families. These statements will be available on more than 70 RBC Funds, PH&N Funds and RBC Private Pools (RBC GAM funds) for the 2014 tax year.
“As part of our continued effort to meet the evolving needs of our clients, we are pleased to provide PFIC reporting on a wide range of our investment solutions,” said Doug Coulter, president of RBC GAM Inc. “With this reporting available on more than 70 funds and private pools offered by RBC GAM Inc., investors have a robust line-up of options that provide them with the ability to apply the appropriate tax rules to their investments according to their status as U.S. taxpayers.”
The PFIC reports issued by RBC GAM Inc. will provide U.S. taxpayers with the option to elect to treat certain RBC GAM funds as Qualifying Electing Funds (QEFs) on their U.S. tax returns. This allows U.S. investors access to capital gains tax rates on their holdings of these funds and prevents the application of certain amounts of tax deficiency interest penalties.
For more information and to access the full list of RBC GAM funds that will have PFIC reporting, please visit: RBC Global Asset Management – Passive Foreign Investment Company
More information on how to access PFIC Annual Information Statements for RBC GAM funds will be communicated in early 2015.