SOURCE: Scotiabank


March 30, 2016 14:21 ET

ScotiaFunds® Addresses Impact of 2016 Federal Budget on Its Corporate Class Fund Line-Up

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 30, 2016) -  The 2016 Federal Budget has proposed changes to Canadian tax law that will impact the tax treatment of investors holding shares of mutual fund corporations, including Scotia Corporate Class Inc. The Federal Budget proposes to amend the Income Tax Act (Canada) so that an exchange of shares of a mutual fund corporation that results in the investor switching between mutual funds will be considered to be a disposition at fair market value for tax purposes.

Currently, shareholders of mutual funds that are classes of a mutual fund corporation may switch their shares of one mutual fund for shares of another mutual fund that is a class of the same corporation without triggering a taxable disposition. However, if these proposed changes are implemented, switches between mutual funds that are classes of Scotia Corporate Class Inc. that occur on or after October 1, 2016 will be taxable transactions for shareholders.

Investors should consult with their financial advisor on how this proposal may impact their investment plans. 1832 Asset Management L.P., the manager of the ScotiaFunds, continues to assess and evaluate this proposal and its potential impact on the Funds.

The ScotiaFunds affected by the proposed changes to Canadian tax law are:

Scotia Conservative Government Bond Capital Yield Class Scotia International Equity Blend Class
Scotia Canadian Corporate Bond Capital Yield Class Scotia INNOVA Income Portfolio Class
Scotia Canadian Dividend Class Scotia INNOVA Balanced Income Portfolio Class
Scotia Private Canadian Equity Class Scotia INNOVA Balanced Growth Portfolio Class
Scotia Private U.S. Dividend Class Scotia INNOVA Growth Portfolio Class
Scotia Private U.S. Equity Class Scotia INNOVA Maximum Growth Portfolio Class
Scotia Global Dividend Class Scotia Partners Balanced Income Portfolio Class
Scotia Fixed Income Blend Class Scotia Partners Balanced Growth Portfolio Class
Scotia Canadian Equity Blend Class Scotia Partners Growth Portfolio Class
Scotia U.S. Equity Blend Class Scotia Partners Maximum Growth Portfolio Class

About 1832 Asset Management L.P.

1832 Asset Management L.P. offers a range of wealth management solutions, including mutual funds, and investment solutions for private clients, institutional clients and managed asset programs. 1832 Asset Management L.P. is a limited partnership, the general partner of which is wholly owned by Scotiabank.

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