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Bird Talk

Bird Talk

Spring Bird Talk Issues

Posted date : Aug 9, 2019.

There are two issues raised in the Bird Talk of the spring issue on page 8, where I am questioning your response: (1) There is no withholding tax on a U.S. sale of less than $250,000. (2) In Canada, we are required to report any real estate transaction of more than $100,000 at purchase.

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Importation of a Utility Trailer

Posted date : Aug 9, 2019.

Can I import a homemade utility trailer back to Ontario with me? It has never been registered, nor does it have a serial number on it. I bought it partly finished and finished it myself. Do I have to register it in Florida first?

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In Transit or in U.S.

Posted date : Aug 9, 2019.

We spend 180 days in Florida, but are considering cruising home to Vancouver via a cruise leaving Florida, going through the Panama Canal and finishing in Vancouver. Are the days on the ship counted as U.S.?

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Amazon Prime

Posted date : Aug 9, 2019.

I read your article in the summer 2018 issue on Amazon Prime. I talked to an Amazon customer service agent and he suggested to me to just get it monthly in Canada and in the U.S.

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Change in Medication

Posted date : Aug 9, 2019.

After we returned from Florida this winter, I called in to our pharmacy for a repeat on a prescription ..

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Medipac Credit Card

Posted date : Aug 9, 2019.

In your note to Peter Kuzik in the spring issue 2019, issue #110, when you stated, “We would have given the Mexican…Medipac’s credit card..

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Kudos to Medipac

Posted date : May 30, 2019.

Note: We are approaching our Early Bird Travel Insurance time, and felt that we should remind you what a few of our customers really think of us. Kudos to Medipac We had already purchased our winter insurance and were preparing to go to Yuma, AZ for the winter, when my wife fell ill and required surgery, […]

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U.S. gift tax

Posted date : May 30, 2019.

I own several quarters of farmland in Saskatchewan and plan to will three to four quarters to each of four non-farming children, including a son who is a dual citizen and resides and works in Arizona. All of their farmland will incur some capital gains tax in Canada, as it has been cash rented since […]

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Selling a mobile home in Florida

Posted date : May 30, 2019.

I sold my mobile home in Florida in 2018. It is on a lot owned by the mobile home park. Do I need to report the sale on my CRA tax return? William Perryman Port Elgin, ON Response : Ed.: Only if you made some money. All capital gains must be reported to our CRA.

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Real Estate Ownership in California

Posted date : May 30, 2019.

My husband and I bought a house in California two years ago, as “Husband and Wife as Joint Tenants.” I’ve been reading some information recently that’s making me wonder if we should transfer it to a “Revocable Trust” to avoid costly probate and extraordinary fees. The purchase price was $168,000. The current value is more […]

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