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I know I've seen this posted before but I can't seem to find it now and am trying to get my tax information into the accountant today. What rate should I be using to convert my US mutual funds capital gains into Canadian amounts for the 2011 Canadian taxes? I think i should be using the yearly avg amount as there was activity throughout the year. Thanks for any help you can give.
 

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Don't know what rate the Canadian tax authority wants you to use. The US says average exchange rate is fine "assuming transactions were conducted throughout the year." Should probably work for the Canadians as well.

Ideally, you would use the spot rate on the dates of the specific transactions, but no tax authority I know of actually expects you to do that except if there is a big change in rates over the year, or a very limited number of large transactions subject to "unusual" spot rates.
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Bev
 
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