Canadian energy trusts took a hit back in 2006 when the Canadian government decided to effectively end the tax benefits of the income trust structure for most trusts (REITs were spared). However, in 2011, a new version of this old investment vehicle emerged. These new energy income trusts are created to provide investors with oil & natural gas focused yield products and with favorable tax treatment relative to taxable Canadian corporations.
This tax efficient “mutual fund trust” structure is allowed as long as you do not hold Canadian assets; these are not SIFT trusts. Our featured trusts are both lead … Continue Reading