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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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Florida condo ownership

Posted date : May 30, 2019

I own a Florida condo. Do I need a U.S. will? Since only one’s last will is honoured, I would want it to be the same as the one I currently have. Must I bring my current will with me if I get another one in the U.S.? Could a Canadian lawyer prepare it or […]

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Sale of personal use condo in Florida

Posted date : May 30, 2019

What, if any, are the reporting requirements in both Canada and the U.S. when we sell our personal use condo in Florida. Our primary residence is in Canada. We purchased the condo in 2012 for about US$87,000. While the condo has appreciated, the sale price would be less than US$200,000. The section in the CSA […]

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Capital gains

Posted date : May 30, 2019

We purchased a condo in Florida four years ago and have made an approximate US$100,000 capital gain on it. But we are thinking of buying another property for about $315,000, thus not receiving any capital gain as we are rolling it all back into another unit. Do we still have to pay tax on the […]

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Retired Persons Visa

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, My summer edition of CSANews just arrived today and I have read it from cover to cover. I believe it was one of the most interesting and informative issues I have read during my years as a CSA member. First off, the Editor’s Message was very enlightening. Then the various letters on […]

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Provincial Picnics at Fort DeSoto

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk: For a number of years, we have attended and enjoyed the Prince Edward Island picnic held annually at Fort DeSoto Park in Florida. We understand that the Canadian Snowbird Association, and we believe Medipac Travel Insurance, sponsor this fun day (and other provincial picnics), so we are writing to you regarding a […]

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Florida Tax Crisis

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Re: Letter from Warren Davis Re: Florida Tax Crisis – CSANews Fall 2007 Is Governor Charlie Crist really listening? Will his legislative reforms substantially reduce the financial burden on snowbirds who own property in Florida? This writer says, not nearly as much as he would like us to believe. His letter sent […]

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Florida Property Taxes

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk: I’m a Canadian snowbird that owns a condo in the Broward County (Pompano Beach) in Florida. My property taxes, and those of other snowbirds, Canadian or Americans, will go up from 19% to 53% while that of the Homesteaders will not rise above 3% while having always enjoyed an ongoing rate of […]

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Property Taxes in Arizona

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

Dear Bird Talk Re: Florida Tax Situation My wife and I have been CSA members for several years and we have been fortunate to spend a couple of months in Arizona each spring for the last 10 years. We do enjoy reading the CSANews. It is interesting to notice the difference in attitude of the […]

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Florida State Tax Discrimination – The Final Word

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Florida State Tax Discrimination – The Final Word The printing of the letter from the Office of Citizens Services and your own introductory paragraph stating that governor Crist had actually done something for part-time residents, and will do more, is to enter the world of “make believe.” Please read “Governor Crist Proposes […]

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