the stock is Apple and it is currently in my non-registered account, want to transfer to my RRSP account, realize capital gains will occur(it's up 10% since I bought it) but with the good possibility of the stock price moving up and my overall goal of selling it to aquire a low risk ETF I thought it would be a better idea to have in the registered account because the capital gains are only going to get higher(realize now should have done this when I bought it but that was before I need the particulars about transfering to a registered account), good idea?
I'd also thought that NAFTA would have some sort of provision that helps Canadians in this regard, until I found this article: http://www.taxtips.ca/divtaxcredits.htm - foreign dividends do not qualify for a dividend tax credit.
However, if I understand correctly, dividends will not incur in any taxes regardless of origin, for as long as they are held in a RRSP.
If you are talking about the US somehow eliminating the double-taxation exclusively for Canadians only because of this RRSP Canadian shizzle, I don't think so: You don't get anything more back from dividends payed by Canadian corporations.
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