Cruise time reporting to 8840

Winter 2017 CSANews Issue 105  |   Posted date : Dec 11, 2017.Back to list

Bird talk - Le Jaseur
As a Canadian snowbird, I fill out an 8840 annually. On occasion, we have taken a cruise which originates in the U.S. How is this time included in my Form 8840? Of particular concern is a recent Alaska cruise which originated and ended in Seattle, WA, but could be in the Caribbean or to Hawaii.

Victor Tkachuk
Calgary, AB

Response :

If you leave from Canada and go directly to the cruise ship and then return directly to Canada, you are considered to be “in transit.” These days are not counted towards your six-month allowance.

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