Adjusted Cost Base

Adjusted Cost Base

Adjusted cost base (ACB) is a calculation used to determine the cost of an investment for tax purposes. The Canada Revenue Agency requires investors to use the ACB calculation when determining capital gains or losses for income tax purposes on Schedule 3.


In Mutual Funds:

In some cases, ACB is presented as ACB/unit:

Note: "These are simplified equations. In some case, other values are included (ex. commission fees)"

It is possible that the ACB might never change if there are no additions or disposals following the initial purchase amount. However, any additions or subtractions to the initial investment needs to be plugged into the above equations since it will have an effect on the ACB. It is for this reason that ACB is recalculated after each transaction.

Dividends that are cashed out and not reinvested don't change the ACB. A redemption will not change the ACB/unit but the reduction of the total unit cost for a redemption is calculated as ACB x units sold. It is not the market value of the units sold.

Dividends that are deemed/notional will increase the ACB but will not change the number of units held, nor will it change the overall market value.

An increase in the ACB will reduce the amount of capital gains realized at time of disposition. Deferred Sales Charge (DSC) charged at time of redemption will not impact the ACB. However, the amount of DSC charged may be claimed as an expense when filing the "Capital gains (or losses)" section of the income tax return.

In Selling Property:

The calculation of ACB for property is complicated by numerous exceptions too complex to discuss in this forum. Please see the Canada Revenue Agency [ definition]

ee also

* Canada Revenue Agency
* Capital Gain

External links

* [ Canada Revenue Agency Website - Adjusted Cost Base]
* [ ABC's of ACB]
* [ Understanding mutual fund trusts and corporations]
* [ BMO Mutual Funds - Mutual Fund Basics]

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