September 14, 2023
When it comes to handling fund distributions, there are ways to mitigate the tax burden. We offer a range of products and tax-related perspectives to help advisors and their clients go down the path of building tax-smart portfolios.
Capital gains can be distributed even in down markets. What's the outlook for your portfolio?
A number of strategies can be employed to manage your exposure to capital gains distributions and taxable investment income. Be sure to consult your financial representative and tax advisor to review your options.View estimated capital gains distributions for John Hancock Investment Management funds
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Consider ETFs for their tax efficiency
The structure of ETFs and how they trade generally makes them more tax efficient than mutual funds.
Learn more about Municipal Opportunities Fund (JTBDX) Discover California Municipal Bond Fund (JCAFX)
Review potential advantages in municipal bonds
Municipal bond funds pursue tax-free income, which can be particularly beneficial for investors in higher tax brackets and higher-tax states.
Learn more about Bond Fund (JHBIX) Explore Investment Grade Bond Fund (TIUSX) Check Corporate Bond ETF (JHCB)
Consider proven core and core-plus options
Our flagship fixed-income funds offer investors strong long-term risk-adjusted returns and the expertise of a veteran management team.
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Explore the potential advantages of SMAs
Separately managed accounts (SMAs) are designed for high-net-worth individuals seeking tailored investment solutions along with direct ownership of securities.
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Tax-planning conversations are critical
It's never too early to start planning for tax-related events that may affect your portfolio. To that end, conversations with tax specialists, financial representatives, and our own Investment Consulting Group can help you become more tax aware.
Read about tax-loss harvesting strategies
1 Learn about strategies for booking portfolio losses
Portfolios with embedded losses are worth close attention—especially when considering how to offset taxable gains from other parts of a total portfolio.
Financial representatives: Speak with a John Hancock Investment Management business consultant
2 Explore replacement funds to maintain specific allocations
Comparing funds on the basis of their net flows, historical tax ratios, turnover, and distribution yields can provide clues around the likelihood of future distributions.
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3 Talk to our Investment Consulting Group
Our Investment Consulting Group is dedicated to helping financial professionals through one-on-one consultations, educational programs, and our proprietary market dashboard.
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Download the latest information available on John Hancock Investment Management fund-specific distributions, including ordinary income and capital gains distributions.
Download our tax-planning guide
Download our latest tax-planning guide
Get the latest information on tax brackets, long-term capital gains/qualified dividend rates, and more.
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Review cost basis information
Learn about John Hancock Investment Management funds' organizational actions that affect basis of securities, such as tax-free reorganizations and nontaxable distributions.
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Fixed-income investments are subject to interest-rate and credit risk; their value will normally decline as interest rates rise or if an issuer is unable or unwilling to make principal or interest payments. Investments in higher-yielding, lower-rated securities include a higher risk of default. Foreign investing, especially in emerging markets, has additional risks, such as currency and market volatility and political and social instability. Mortgage- and asset-backed securities may be sensitive to changes in interest rates, and may be subject to early repayment and the market's perception of issuer creditworthiness.
Diversification does not guarantee a profit or eliminate the risk of a loss. Past performance does not guarantee future results.
The Internal Revenue Service has guidelines commonly referred to as the “wash sale” rule. In short, it outlines that investors cannot buy a “substantially identical” security 30 days before or after the sale of the funds chosen when conducting tax-loss harvesting. This can potentially be avoided by buying a new or different exchange-traded fund (ETF), mutual fund, or security within a similar industry. Consult with your tax professional to consider your options.
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