For the previous year, you can get a .csv file under the "tax documents" tab. For the current year, I have no suggestions.
Oooh! It looks like "Investment Income - Summary" (dividends) and "Investment Income - Trading Summary" (buy/sells) should cover 99% of the work if I'm not mistaken. MIGHT have to account for a split separately - any other transactions or events I might be missing?For the previous year, you can get a .csv file under the "tax documents" tab. For the current year, I have no suggestions.
Sources are PDF - output is whatever, probably convert it to a CSV format for bringing it into Excel or databaseThis should be easy to do programmatically. What are your source and target file formats?
True ... but at the end of the day, where one has the monthly statements this is similar to balancing a cheque book.... Manually entering them all is not only annoying but prone to error - then I'd have to go back and figure out IF and WHERE that error even exists...
Yes ... anything other than dividends or buy/sells.Oooh! It looks like "Investment Income - Summary" (dividends) and "Investment Income - Trading Summary" (buy/sells) should cover 99% of the work if I'm not mistaken. MIGHT have to account for a split separately - any other transactions or events I might be missing?
Yes the idea is that since there's no taxable event - if an investor wants to know that status, they will do the transaction bookkeeping themselves. In this case, a combination of the monthly statements plus the source company web site will be needed.... Edit: Not the END of the world I guess, but it also looks like all it has for my RRSP is the contribution receipt... no trading summary, since it doesn't matter for tax reasons! Same for my TFSA.... hmmm, so it actually is somewhat limited
I'll let the OP decide if it's worth switching ... however I will note that since the OP wants to reconcile their registered accounts as well, I don't believe this is about tax prep so much as tracking the investments/gains.You should switch to BMO IL.
For those using it, you know you can export all sorts of transactions into csv text and into a spreadsheet. You have like 2 years of info, more than enough time for tax prep.
Knowing and seeing errors from the broker ... I personally prefer to calculate this on my own and compare where I can. Two sets of calculations that are in agreement have a much higher confidence of accuracy.... Also, any 5 star customer gets a free capital gain / loss report free of charge... No need for you to calculate.
Weird - I don't ever recall seeing any option like thatI normally print each accounts transactions every February-ish for the entire preceeding year. Maybe you can watch for that option, as it may be only available around tax time, not sure....maybe another TD rep could be more helpful.
Ah, yes - that... nothing exists for TFSA or RSP accounts, thoughGenerally called the Annual Trading Summary for trades. Most, if not all, brokerages have it. Example: http://www.tdwaterhouse.ca/services/annualtrading.jsp
Also the Income and Expenses Statement for things like dividends and distributions.