I am new to this I have been using a demo account and i like it, i'll keep using it for 3 more weeks and then decide if i open an account. If so which i think they do how much is the tax? Is that the rule just for canada? I should move to Canada!!! Here in the USA.. You could just call the toll free number to CRA and ask. This seems to be a very touchy subject with regards to taxes,and unless you live in the US, i doubt you will get a straight answer.
I live in the UK and have no idea how they tax forex traders over here if someone could enlighten me, that would be much appreciated.
You have to pay taxes on all the income that you make on currency exchange Thank you for sharing useful information, we want you to come up with more information so that will be helpful to everyone.
Even most of them gained some knowledge from this site. Some exceptions apply, such as selling one's primary residence which may be exempt from taxation. Formula for this example using the top tax bracket would be as follows:. The formula is the same for capital losses and these can be carried forward indefinitely to offset future years' capital gains; capital losses not used in the current year can also be carried back to the previous three tax years to offset capital gains tax paid in those years.
Subsection 39 2 applies to any fluctuation after of a foreign currency relative to Canadian dollars that results in a gain being made or a loss being sustained. When it comes to the Canadian Revenue Agency, always go to the source.
Wikipedia is a good source for certain information but not as reliable. I have another question regarding to Canadian income tax. Does anyone know which amount of your forex account statement is reported to income tax? Is that the amount you have withdrawn in the year or the amount that appears in the statement on Dec 31 for personal income tax?
I would appreciate if someone can help. I talk to my tax guy about this, you do not claim the amount u have withdrawn from your forex account to bank, but u have to report every trade transaction you did for that year, so save all your forex statements. I believe its all depend on how much you make and how much you will write off.
So both type of taxing is beneficial. If you claim it as a business, you must first register the business, but that is an option. I would think it would be a bit more complicated this way. Secondly, the only income you have pay tax on is what you have withdrawn above your initial investment. If your account is growing and you have not withdrawn anything, that is an unrealised capitol gain, it only becomes taxable once you with draw it. Thirdly, if you are losing money or have lost money in FX in the past, that is a capitol loss and can be carried forward indefinately to offset any capitol gains you may have in the future whether from FX or any other type of capitol gain..
Thats what i thought at first too, but i was told it went by trade, the moment u close a profited trade, then it has to be claimed, although the money isnt in your bank account it still is a profit, and you have to report, Ill have to double check that, but if its like you said , then that would be a lot better. I think hastyle is right.
The capital gain is only "unrealized" as long as it is being traded. If you have closed the trades and the funds are just sitting in your trading account this is a realized gain. Of course, I came into this thread knowing nothing at all about the tax laws why I'm here but from what I have read, and understand of Canadian taxes what hastyle said makes the most sense.
Perhaps as soon as he confirms it he can let us know for sure? Well this is my first year of trading, so i'm not too concerned about it til next year. Something else i wanted to talk about, what qualifies a citizen to be able to claim their income as capital gains. My understanding is that Revenue Canada determines how gains such as forex and gambling are taxed depending on if they are your primary source of income.
So full time traders' gains are taxed not as capital gains, but income. I believe the interpretation is based on the amount of time and effort spent and not on the amount earned. So a part timer might earn more trading than his regular job and be taxed at capital gains rates if he can satisfy Revenue Canada that trading is not his primary occupation. Hope that makes sense. How much is the tax on Forex trading Hi, I am new to this Any help is appreaciated and kudos for the great website, i love it!
I live in the UK and have no idea how they tax forex traders over here if someone could enlighten me, that would be much appreciated James. I hope this helps.
Its is taxed as a capital gain. Its pretty simple, just print out your account summary and take it to an accountant. Formula for this example using the top tax bracket would be as follows: Capital gain x Unrealized capital gains are not taxed.More...