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CSANews 107 » Bird talk

CSANews Issue 107 » Bird talk

Status of Canada and U.S. exchanging individual data at border

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

Is the border data-sharing between Canada and the U.S. fully implemented, or have there been further delays? And just what data is being shared anyway? Rick Moly Calgary AB Response : Ed.: In order for the border data-sharing between Canada and the United States (known as the Entry/Exit Initiative) to become fully operational, Bill C-21 […]

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U.S. TIN expiry?

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

In the spring CSANews, you published a letter in which the writer indicates that a U.S. TIN will expire in three years if the holder has not filed a U.S. tax return. As you did not comment on this statement, it implies that you agree. I secured a U.S. TIN 20 years ago in reporting the […]

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Days in U.S. for Form 8840

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

My friend claims that she was told by her accountant that on the Form 8840 – part 1 question 5 – she should fill in the number of days for the past three years as: Current year – the full number of days spent in the U.S. One year past – 1/3 of the number […]

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Form 8840

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

You obviously receive a lot of inquiries regarding the maximum time Canadians can stay in the U.S. I’ve read many of them, but I am still unclear on a couple of points: If you file Form 8840 but the IRS is unresponsive, do you just have to hope that they’ve accepted your claim to a […]

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Wills

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

We own a house in Florida, where we spend three months of the year. We made a will in Canada leaving that house to our children. Now, a Canadian snowbird neighbour in Florida tells us that we should make a U.S. will for our U.S. property to make things easier for our kids when we […]

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Dental work

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

My wife is looking at getting implants at a dentist in Los Algodones and we are wondering if anyone else has had any experience with this, or if CSA has any recommendations with regards to this. David Meace Edmonton AB Response : Ed.: Our recommendation at this time is similar to the Canadian government’s travel […]

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Travel Insurance

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

My husband and I had just nicely arrived in Florida to our winter home when Peter became very ill very quickly. Medipac arranged everything, from hospital care in Florida to flying us home, and also contacted our doctor here to arrange care after we got home. After being home in Ontario for seven weeks, Medipac […]

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