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Bring home the proceeds of a house sale

Posted date : May 11, 2022.

I have seen a number of questions and answers regarding selling your home in the U.S., but I haven’t seen any information about subsequently squaring up with the U.S. Internal Revenue Agency. How do I get our money back to Canada?

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Death & mobile home transfer

Posted date : May 11, 2022.

Being a Canadian owning a mobile home in a park where I pay land rent, how would I ensure that my daughter has the right to ownership of my mobile home in Florida upon my passing?

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Capital losses and gains on Arizona property

Posted date : May 11, 2022.

We bought a personal use home in Goodyear in 2007 and sold it at a capital loss in 2015. We had no U.S.-based income, so did not file a U.S. income tax return. …

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Mobile home sale

Posted date : May 11, 2022.

I have a mobile home in a Florida home park on rented land. If I sell, do I have to file a tax return?

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Selling property in the U.S. if you are not a U.S. citizen

Posted date : May 11, 2022.

I am not sure if Canadians are fully aware that if you are not a U.S. citizen and decide to sell real estate property in the U.S., 15% of the selling price will be deducted from your proceeds and sent to the IRS within 20 days after closing. …

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Real estate purchase

Posted date : May 11, 2022.

We have purchased a property in Fort Pierce; we want to put our son who is 50 years old on the deed immediately. Our thinking is that upon our demise, he will already be an owner therefore eliminating the inheritance processes and associated costs. What are the advantages and disadvantages to such an approach?

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Car purchase

Posted date : May 11, 2022.

I bought a car in Florida to leave there and purchased auto insurance with Geico. Now, Geico is telling me that they will not renew my policy unless I get a U.S. licence. Are there U.S. insurance companies that do not require a U.S. licence?

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Form 8840: Address in the U.S.

Posted date : May 11, 2022.

I have to fill in Form 8840 for last year. Since I was hiking the Pacific Crest Trail for five months, I never really had an address in the U.S. (except for a couple of nights in a hotel). What should I put into the “Address in the United States” at the top of the page?

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Form IRS 8840

Posted date : May 11, 2022.

I read your comments on filing IRS 8840. If one files the form every year, you stated that one can stay in the U.S. for a maximum of 182 days….

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Cruising from U.S. to another U.S. port

Posted date : May 11, 2022.

We are planning a cruise departing from San Diego and sailing for five days at sea and then sailing around the Hawaiian Islands for another six days before departing for foreign ports. Would the U.S. Department of Homeland Security calculate the days at sea as being “in the U.S.”?

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