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CSANews 105 » Bird talk

CSANews Issue 105 » Bird talk

FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

In his article (fall 2017 issue 104), David Mcpherson incorrectly stated that Augusta James played in the RBC Canadian Open. Augusta is a female golfer. It was her brother Austin James who played in that event. I am certain of this, as I am their proud grandfather. Alan James Everett, ON Response : Proud grandfathers […]

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30-day home period

Posted date : May 13, 2019.

I have heard that if we leave the U.S. during our calendar year, we have to be clear of the U.S. for at least a 30-day period, otherwise those days away are still included in our U.S. day count. Is this true? Barry Woods Penticton, BC Response : Yes, it is true. This rule is […]

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Closer Connection form

Posted date : May 13, 2019.

We travel to Florida every year and complete the Closer Connection forms…we are usually there for approx. 172-175 days. Our question deals with a “less than one day” visit across the border to shop, or play bingo or go to casino. If we were to cross the border and return to Canada the same day, […]

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8840 receipt

Posted date : May 13, 2019.

Re: your fall 2017 issue, a reader was concerned that no receipt was confirmed or received when they submitted Form 8840. We have been completing this form for several years and, when sending in the form, we pay an extra $5 to have a receipt mailed back to us confirming that the government has received […]

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Living longer

Posted date : May 13, 2019.

Your article on page 9 re: Bird Talk seems to imply that men live longer than women when married. If that is your implication, I would like to know where you got your info from. My wife and I live in a seniors’ area and in one building, there are 24 single people; all but […]

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Does a cruise leaving from Ft. Lauderdale count in 182 days?

Posted date : May 13, 2019.

Hi, my husband and I have a 15-day Panama cruise booked out of Ft. Lauderdale next month. We will be departing from Toronto, ON and will spend one night in Ft. Lauderdale pre-cruise. 15 days later, we will disembark in San Francisco and will be departing from San Francisco for Toronto that same day. My […]

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Cruise time reporting to 8840

Posted date : May 13, 2019.

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. […]

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182-day limit

Posted date : May 13, 2019.

My husband and I bought a home in St. Petersburg in 2014 and now drive there each fall and home in the spring. My question is, if we drive to Florida and spend three nights on the road each fall and three nights on the road coming home in the spring, do those nights on […]

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Tax on U.S. income

Posted date : May 13, 2019.

The information in this section of CSANews is always very useful to snowbirds and others with some connection to the U.S. Could you please clarify your response to a recent letter in which you state that, “if you earn income in the U.S. you do have to file a U.S. tax return.” According to the […]

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“Working” in the U.S.

Posted date : May 13, 2019.

I know Canadians can’t work in the U.S. without a “green card,” but the definition of work has changed a lot lately. What about Canadians who “telecommute”? I work in software. This winter, I’ll be in Florida with my laptop and I’ll be earning a living while I’m there. So I’m working. I’m in the […]

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