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IRS Filing Question

Posted date : Aug 9, 2019

In 2019, we rented our Florida/Jensen Beach condo out to Americans (for the first time) for the months of February/March through a Jensen Beach-based realty management company. Can we pay the tax on these U.S. rental earnings in Canada, or must we pay it to the IRS?

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Days in U.S. for Form 8840

Posted date : May 14, 2019

My friend claims that she was told by her accountant that on the Form 8840 – part 1 question 5 – she should fill in the number of days for the past three years as: Current year – the full number of days spent in the U.S. One year past – 1/3 of the number […]

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Staying past the 182-day limit if 8840 submitted

Posted date : Dec 15, 2017

I have faithfully submitted my IRS 8840 Form for quite a few years now. My question is, can I stay past the 182-day limit by filling out the form? Or am I not protected by the friendly country alliance after the 182 days is up? Alex B. Victoria, BC Response: Ed.: Congratulations on regularly completing […]

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Subtracting Time From Six Months

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

I sit in dismay, having read your response re: subtracting time from six months. You say that a fewer-than-30-day return to Canada cannot be subtracted when calculating total days allowed in the U.S. We have spent three to six months every year since 1994, always coming home for Xmas. Our time was not always the […]

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Filling out Form 8840

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

We are snowbirds who have been filling out the Form 8840 yearly. We understand that the B2 visa allows us ? as visitors ? to stay in the U.S. for up to six months in a 12-month period. What confuses me and others, I would think, is how to enter the number of days you […]

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Filing 8840 for first time; can’t remember dates

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, We are filling out the form 8840 for the first time and do not remember the exact dates for the last three years. How accurate do we have to be? Would it be a problem if the dates were a few days off? Kathy Aubrey Cobourg, ON Response: Ed.: As a first-timer, […]

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