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CSANews 108 » Bird talk

CSANews Issue 108 » Bird talk

Gifting my U.S. home to my son living in the U.S.

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

My wife and I own a home in Arizona and are thinking of transferring ownership to our son, who lives in Arizona. We bought the house in 2006. We live in Canada. Would we have any capital gain to report, as this is not a sale but a gift to our son? Then could he […]

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Selling a mobile home

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

My wife and I own a mobile home in a resident-owned park in Florida. We own a share plus a home. It now looks as if our park is being sold to a private owner. Our park was a not-for-profit association. If the sale happens, we will be receiving money for our bought-out share. Do […]

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Take a hike

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

We have been members of CSANews for 20 years +; we enjoy reading and look forward to receiving it. I would like to add to your list of hikes [from CSANews 107, Fast Facts] the BRUCE TRAIL, which is made up of nine sections: Niagara, Iroquois, Toronto, Caledon Hills, Dufferin Hi-Land, Blue Mountains, Beaver Valley, […]

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Amazon Prime

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

As a snowbird, it seems that I am required to have two Amazon Prime accounts, one in each country. I cannot get through the Amazon maze to confirm this; can you with your resources obtain an answer? Jim Anderson Castleford, ON Response : Ed.: Another surprise for me. Amazon has charged me twice – once […]

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Vaccine for dog

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

I will be spending the winter in Arizona and would like to know if I need to provide the Lyme vaccine to my dog before crossing the U.S. border? He has all of his other vaccines (basic + rabies) already. Christine Choquette Waltham, QC Response : Ed.: I love learning new things. I did not […]

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Confiscating cellphones at the border

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

A friend of mine just sent me an e-mail stating that U.S. border guards now have the authority to request your cellphone and its password. If you refuse, the border guards can confiscate the phone for up to five days. Is there any truth to this? Ian Walker Ottawa, ON Response : Ed.: Yes! Actually, […]

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Form 8840

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

A question about line 1 in the form 8840, what to enter as a snowbird going for 150 days? What type of U.S. visa (for example, F, J, M, etc.) and date you entered the United States…. Mike Mares Ottawa, ON Response : Ed.: As a snowbird, with no intention of working in the U.S., […]

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Quick trip back

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

If I flew back to Canada after three months in the U.S., then boarded a plane the following day to return for another two months, would I run into any problem with CBP? Helen Morgan Fort Macleod, AB Response : Ed.: This is a great question and the answer is “No”, everything would be fine. […]

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Repairs to home

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

Can I do repairs to my own property in California (non-permit-required work)? Thanks. John Bastone Cobble Hill, BC Response : Ed.: Yes, of course. I would be very cautious if it is a rental property, however, and would visit the county office for advice.

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RV purchase

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

We are considering purchasing a trailer from another couple in Alberta. The trailer remains year-round in a California RV park. Is there anything to be cautious or aware of with regard to insurance and registration of the unit? I will be going to California to view the unit in person before purchase. Bruce Andrusiak Edmonton, […]

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