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CSANews 106 » Bird talk

CSANews Issue 106 » Bird talk

Driving a Car to Florida – Contents

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

On the 30th of October 2017, my daughter and son-in-law were driving my car to Florida while my wife and I flew down. At the border, the U.S. agent asked them if they had a CBP Form 3299 and since they did not, he stated that he could refuse their entry into the U.S. Fortunately, […]

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Counting Days in the U.S.

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

Any day that you are not in the U.S. for 24 hours (i.e. the day you enter and exit) does not count against your 183? Betty Stewart Medicine Hat, AB Response : Ed.: That is not correct. Every day, or part of a day, counts as a complete day. So the day you enter is […]

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American Community Survey – 2018

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

I just received the 2018 American Community Survey as part of the 2018 U.S. Census. Anyone who “stays” here for more than two months is required by U.S. federal law to complete the form. I have begun to answer it online, but I’m finding the questions to be very invasive and certainly requesting much more […]

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Income Tax

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

A further question about your response in the winter 2017 issue: “if you earn ANY income in the United States, you are required to file a U.S. tax return. This includes rental income for leasing your condo or park model as well.” Does this apply to income earned from investments in the stock market – […]

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Tax Filing

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

I am a Canadian citizen, but a non-resident of Canada – I currently live in Europe, where my wife is currently employed. I do have two properties in Florida that I rent out on an annual basis and I have been filing U.S. income tax returns since I purchased them. I have heard through the […]

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A Medical Question for Bird Talk

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

On page 9 of the summer 2017 CSANews, in the Bird Talk section, the editor talked about travel insurance and “the regular care and monitoring of a chronic condition.” Having “an incredible battery of tests at a bus in a pharmacy parking lot for $149” sounds great, until a situation requiring out-of-province medical attention arises […]

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Form 8840

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

What do I write on line 1 for type of U.S. visa? For the U.S. address at the top of the page, do I write the resort address I go to? Eugene Turcotte Girouxville, AB Response : Ed.: On line 1., put “B” visa and the date in the year you entered (i.e. Nov 1) […]

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Closer Connection Form 8840

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

My wife and I filed a Closer Connection Form 8840 this year (2018) relative to our seasonal stay in Florida. Having done so, does this extend the length of time for which we are entitled to stay in the U.S. this calendar year and, if so, by how many days? Thanks for your help. Maxine […]

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U.S. Individual Taxpayer Identification Number

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

If you have a U.S. Individual Taxpayer ID number but have not filed a U.S. tax return for three years, the Tax ID number will expire. Can you confirm that filing Form 8840 – Closer Connection form does NOT constitute filing a U.S. tax return? Bob Bovaird Response : Ed.: Filing the Form 8840 does […]

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Warning About Banking in the U.S.

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

Be very careful when choosing which bank you deal with in the U.S.!!! From our experience, you will see what I am referring to. On Jan. 3, 2018, we deposited a Canadian draft in U.S. currency into the U.S. bank. We have been snowbirds for 10 years and this is the only bank we have […]

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