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Snow Tires – NO, All-Weather Tires

Posted date : Dec 13, 2019

In the fall 2019 issue of Snowbird magazine, I saw a query about snow tires for snowbirds from Harvey Bates…..

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Canadian Snowbirds Act

Posted date : Sep 20, 2019

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott introduced the Canadian Snowbirds Act, legislation that would allow some Canadian citizens to spend up to eight months a year vacationing in the United States, two months longer than they are allowed to stay now.

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Tax Change

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

OTTAWA – The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), represented by Executive Director Michael MacKenzie were pleased to meet with National Revenue Minister Gail Shea this week to discuss changes at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

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Canada Club

Posted date : Jun 28, 2019

Canada Club! Listings Canada Club! listings have been brought to you by the Canadian Snowbird Association in order to promote and enhance the snowbird lifestyle by acting as the facilitator of communications between Canadian snowbirds while temporarily resident in foreign countries. If you host a Canada Club! event that you’d like to grow, or would […]

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CSA Auto Home

Posted date : Jun 14, 2019

Premium Discounts Unique Benefits Earn Air Miles The CSA Auto and Home Insurance Plan has been specifically designed and implemented for the members of the Canadian Snowbird Association. 1-800-267-8000 or GTA 416-441-7029   About Our Insurance Plans Insurance may well be the single most expensive purchase you make in a year…every year. That’s why it’s […]

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Issue 110

Posted date : May 30, 2019

My job jar is full and it is definitely my fault. After a wonderful winter break without red tide, hurricanes or fires to deal with, and with a few games of golf, beach days and exploring under our belts, it is time to pay for my past sins of procrastination.   Before leaving Canada in […]

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The Fruit Fiasco

Posted date : Dec 15, 2017

Ed: In CSANews Issue 101 we, meaning me, provided an incorrect response to a Bird Talk letter from Weldon Hehr regarding importing fruit from the U.S. into Canada. I am not sure where my mind was when I answered the question, because I have often imported fruit from the U.S. myself. I also send fruit […]

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US Tax Forms

Posted date : Nov 27, 2017

U.S. Internal Revenue Service Forms 8840 – Closer Connection Exemption Statement for Aliens Canadian residents who winter in the U.S. are technically subject to U.S. income tax if they exceed a specific number of days (based on a calculation on the form 8840) in the U.S. in any one year. To avoid U.S. taxation, IRS […]

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Do you have an address if you live full-time in an RV?

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, The vast majority of snowbirds are without a Canadian home address for the simple fact that they have sold their homes and are living full time in their RVs. Ever try to get into the U.S. with a title of homeless? Not only border crossing; try getting a licence for anything. My […]

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Non-Residents Driver’s Licence

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, At the Detroit border crossing on Oct. 26, 2007, we were unfortunate to get a very officious U.S. border agent by the name of Sanchez. He wasn’t very pleasant while informing us of the 180-day rule (we had our last five years of copies of Form 8840). Then, seemingly out of the […]

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