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Issue 113, Michael Coren

Posted date : May 5, 2020

I’ve long admired Michael Coren’s commentary on TV and in print but does he, or anyone for that matter, really think that anyone takes the Bible literally?

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Issue 113

Posted date : Dec 13, 2019

CSANews Issue 113 – Winter 2019 Edition – CSA TAKES ONTARIO TO COURT! – Fighting to repeal the elimination of out-of-country medical payments

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30-day home period

Posted date : May 13, 2019

I have heard that if we leave the U.S. during our calendar year, we have to be clear of the U.S. for at least a 30-day period, otherwise those days away are still included in our U.S. day count. Is this true? Barry Woods Penticton, BC Response : Yes, it is true. This rule is […]

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30-Day rule

Posted date : Dec 15, 2017

Regarding the 30-day absence rule, I have recently had a fellow snowbird inform me that they have been told that you must actually return to Canada in order for those days not to be counted toward your U.S. time as opposed to travelling, for example, to Mexico for 30 days. Can you clarify this for […]

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An absence of less than 30 days will be considered as part of the same trip

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear bird talk, if we go home to Alberta for two or three weeks, are we allowed to deduct this time from the amount of days we are allowed to be in the U.S.? People are telling us that nothing under 30 days is allowed. Susan Wood st. albert, ab Response: Ed: We have been […]

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More than the 183 days in the US

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I would like to know how it affects us Canadians if we stay down in the USA for more than the 183 days. William in BC Response: Ed.: Currently, when a Canadian is admitted into the U.S. as a visitor, it is under a verbal B-2 Visitor’s Visa. You are permitted to […]

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The “30-Day Limit”

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

If Canadian snowbirds can’t deduct their “allowed days” during short times back in Canada (i.e. for Christmas) unless the visit lasts for 30 days or longer…do the U.S. regulations also state for any SHORT trips by Canadians INTO the U.S. (say for taking a seven-day cruise out of a U.S. port and then returning to […]

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For potential eight-month stay in U.S., will IRS still restrict to 183 days?

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I understand that the eight-month option is before congress again, but I was told by someone that it will only apply to immigration and not to IRS. IRS will still restrict us to 183 days. Does not seem to make sense. Do you have any comment on that? Joseph Hanzelka Oshawa, ON […]

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Absence from U.S. for more than 31 days; using those days for U.S. cruise

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, We are planning on going to Mexico next Jan. leaving from the U.S. We will be there for 31 days. Can we take those days off and use them for an Alaskan cruise in the summer of 2016? Sandy Jean-Louis Manotick, ON Response: Ed.: Absolutely! An absence from the U.S. for more […]

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Is the 30-day rule being enforced?

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, We arrived in the U.S. on October 22 and will be heading back to Canada mid-December for Christmas, returning in January. At a CSA presentation, we were told that we must be home for at least 30 days before returning to the U.S. Otherwise, those days count as days in U.S. None […]

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