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CALGARY, March 2 /CNW/ -
2006 Canadian Tax Information
The following information is intended to assist individual Canadian
Unitholders of Advantage Energy Income Fund ("Advantage" or the "Fund") in the
preparation of their 2006 T1 Income Tax Return.
Cash distributions in 2006 are 50% non-taxable as a Return of Capital with
the remaining 50% taxable.
Trust Units held within an RRSP, RRIF, or DPSP
No amounts are required to be reported on the 2006 T1 Income Tax Return
where Trust Units are held within an RRSP, RRIF or DPSP.
Trust Units held outside of an RRSP, RRIF or DPSP
Unitholders who hold their Trust Units outside of an RRSP, RRIF or DPSP
through a broker or other intermediary and who have received cash
distributions for the 2006 calendar year, will receive a "T3 Supplementary"
slip directly from their broker or intermediary, not from the transfer agent
of the Fund, Computershare Investor Services (the "Transfer Agent"), or the
Registered Unitholders of Trust Units who have received cash distributions
for the 2006 calendar year from the Transfer Agent (and not from a broker or
intermediary), will receive a "T3 Supplementary" slip directly from the
Under Paragraph 12(1)(m) of the Income Tax Act, taxable amounts allocated
to the Unitholders must be reported by the Unitholders in their 2006 Income
Tax Return. Accordingly, the taxable amount of cash distributions received and
receivable for the period from January 1, 2006 up to and including
December 31, 2006 are included in your "T3 Supplementary" slip. The amount
reported in Box (26) on the T3 slip should be reported on your T1 Income Tax
Return as "Other Income". The deadline for mailing all T3 Supplementary
Information slips as required by Canada Revenue Agency is March 31, 2007.
Adjusted Cost Base for Capital Gains
Holders of Trust Units are required to reduce the Adjusted Cost Base of
their Trust Units by an amount equal to the cumulative cash received and
receivable from cash distributions minus cumulative taxable amounts reported
as "Other Income" on their slips (if any). If the amount of the reduction
exceeds the Adjusted Cost Base, the excess should be reported as a capital
gain and the Adjusted Cost Base will then be reset to zero.
The Adjusted Cost Base is used in calculating capital gains or losses on
the disposition of the Trust Units if the Trust Units are held as a capital
property by the owner.
2006 U.S. Tax Information
The information that follows is being provided to assist U.S. individual
Unitholders of the Fund in reporting distributions received from the Fund on
their Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") Form 1040 - U.S. Individual Income Tax
Return for the calendar year 2006. This information is of a general nature
only and is not intended to be legal or tax advice. In consultation with its
U.S. tax advisors, the Fund believes that its Trust Units should be properly
classified as equity in a corporation, rather than debt, and that the portion
of the distribution which is considered to be a dividend for U.S. federal
income tax purposes should be considered to be a "qualified dividend". As
such, the portion of the distributions made during 2006 that are considered
dividends for U.S. federal income tax purposes should qualify for the reduced
rate of tax applicable to long-term capital gains. However, the individual
taxpayer's situation must be considered before making this determination.
The Fund has not received an IRS letter ruling or a tax opinion from its
tax advisors on these matters.
With respect to cash distributions paid during the year to U.S. individual
Unitholders, 47% should be reported as a return of capital (to the extent of a
U.S. individual Unitholder's U.S. tax basis) and 53% should be reported as
"qualified dividends". If the return of capital portion of distributions
received exceeds a U.S. individual Unitholder's tax basis, the excess should
be reported as a capital gain and the tax basis will be set at zero.
For further information of taxability of distributions paid by Advantage,
please refer to the taxation section of our website at
http://www.advantageincome.com/ir/taxes.shtml and consult your qualified tax
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For further information:
For further information: Investor Relations, Toll free: 1-866-393-0393;
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