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Snowbirds in Florida

Posted date : Jul 23, 2021.

To all those who didn’t heed the directions of the Canadian government and left the country anyway − you were warned that it is a changing environment and that rules could change when you are away, as the pandemic changes. The spring Bird Talk only had letters from the group that are complaining about the quarantine and testing requirements…..

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Crossing the border

Posted date : Jul 23, 2021.

I just was informed today that the border is closed once again until June 21 [Now it has been extended again until July 21]. My wife and I recently crossed the border into Canada by land after a two-week visit to our home in Sun Lakes, Arizona. We had been away for more than 13 months …

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I-94 Form − problem every time at land border − what can be done?

Posted date : Jul 23, 2021.

Is the CSA even aware of the Form I-94, as I never see any articles or questions about it? This form states how long a Canadian can spend in the U.S. and, every time I cross the border, people set it for only 90 days! It is so frustrating! Last time I asked a border security person to make it April 1, and he said that he had “no clue what I was talking about”!?

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Wells Fargo closing Canadian accounts

Posted date : Jul 23, 2021.

I just received, on April 30, 2021, the following e-mail: ‘Wells Fargo now requires that all consumer retail deposit customers provide a valid primary physical address located within the United States or its territories…..

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Travel restrictions

Posted date : Jul 23, 2021.

I have just returned from Texas after spending 3 1/2 months in the Rio Grande Valley. I thought that the association might be able to provide some data. What is your estimate about how many snowbirds travelled to the U.S…..

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Buying & holding U.S. securities

Posted date : Jul 23, 2021.

Should a snowbird refrain from buying and holding U.S. securities in order to avoid any closer connection determination being made by the IRS/Homeland Security officials in scrutinizing an individual’s residency basis for an income tax status?..

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Closer Connection Form 8840

Posted date : Jul 23, 2021.

I’m writing to find out what I’m missing, based on the below excerpt from the 2020 Form 8840. It specifically states on page 3, that: “… you will not be treated as a U.S. resident for 2020…

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COVID-19 spray shield

Posted date : May 18, 2021.

A new spray treatment promises to cut the virus off at the nose – Since the beginning of the year, vaccination has dominated the public conversation about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New Travel Restriction

Posted date : May 18, 2021.

I’m presently in Florida since November 2020, have received the COVID-19 vaccine, will have a COVID-19 test 72 hours before returning to Canada and have just learned that when we enter Canada…

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Canada Border issues

Posted date : May 15, 2021.

Inside the cover of our passport you’ll find this…and the Canadian government has NOT voted on any changes. ….

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