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Form 8840 − Closer Connection Exception statement for Aliens

Posted date : Jul 22, 2020

Having just returned from six months in the U.S., I undertook to, once again, fill in Form 8840. This year, I note that the I.R.S. is seeking, in question #13, whether or not I filed tax returns for 2019..

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8840 and U.S. Tax Filing

Posted date : Jul 22, 2020

Do I need to fill out the 8840 if I filed a U.S. income tax return?

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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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Beyond the Border

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

On February 4, 2011 the Canadian and U.S. governments issued a declaration known as Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness. The purpose of the program is to enhance security and increase the legitimate traffic of people, goods and services.

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Selling U.S. Property

Posted date : Aug 9, 2019

I am considering selling my U.S. condo and wonder if you have any advice on this. I have owned it for 10 years and it has gone up in value, so I know that I will pay capital gains tax in the U.S. Will the profit be counted as income in Canada?

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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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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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Gifting my U.S. home to my son living in the U.S.

Posted date : May 14, 2019

My wife and I own a home in Arizona and are thinking of transferring ownership to our son, who lives in Arizona. We bought the house in 2006. We live in Canada. Would we have any capital gain to report, as this is not a sale but a gift to our son? Then could he […]

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Income Tax

Posted date : May 14, 2019

A further question about your response in the winter 2017 issue: “if you earn ANY income in the United States, you are required to file a U.S. tax return. This includes rental income for leasing your condo or park model as well.” Does this apply to income earned from investments in the stock market – […]

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Tax Filing

Posted date : May 14, 2019

I am a Canadian citizen, but a non-resident of Canada – I currently live in Europe, where my wife is currently employed. I do have two properties in Florida that I rent out on an annual basis and I have been filing U.S. income tax returns since I purchased them. I have heard through the […]

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