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CSANews 121 » Bird talk

CSANews Issue 121 » Bird talk

COVID Passports

Posted date : Dec 16, 2021.

Like many Canadians, I received the AstraZeneca vaccine, which apparently is not approved in the U.S. Without documentation showing that one has been vaccinated with a U.S.-approved COVID vaccine, many of us may be unable to enter shops, restaurants…

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Car purchase

Posted date : Dec 16, 2021.

With the border closed, we are thinking of buying a car in Florida and leaving it there, so that we don’t have to rent every time we fly back and forth. Can we do that with Ontario driver’s licences? Any issues? We own a condo in Sarasota.

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Mandatory stay in hotel

Posted date : Dec 16, 2021.

After spending six months in Mesa, AZ we followed the rules set out by the Canadian Government. We had the required COVID testing prior to, during and after our mandatory, three-night stay in a hotel….

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IRS refund

Posted date : Dec 16, 2021.

I submitted 1040NR for 2019 on Feb 22, 2020 requesting a refund of $3,726, which represents withholding tax on gambling winnings…

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U.S. will

Posted date : Dec 16, 2021.

My husband and I jointly own a home in Florida, value estimated at $400,000. Do we need a separate will drawn up by an attorney in the U.S. or written in Canada and referred to as a U.S. property will? This would be in addition to our Canadian will?

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Sale of property in Fort Lauderdale

Posted date : Dec 16, 2021.

We are selling our condo and would like some legal advice. Do you have any recommendations of U.S. lawyers in our area whom we could consult? Is there an association that we can contact? We want to avoid any legal problems with this transaction….

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U.S. Revocable Trust

Posted date : Dec 16, 2021.

As an owner in Palm Desert, California, I was advised by a U.S. lawyer to have a U.S. Revocable Trust set up. When I die, it is supposed to make it easier to avoid probate and make it simpler for my two children to manage and sell…

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Selling U.S. home

Posted date : Dec 16, 2021.

I have reached the age where I can no longer travel to Florida for the winter and must sell my manufactured home in Bradenton. I purchased my home in the early 2000s…

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Wills and POAs

Posted date : Dec 16, 2021.

Our lawyer advised that it would be best to have a U.S. POA done (in the U.S.), as a lot of places do not recognize a Canadian version and won’t allow them to be used. What are your feelings on this?

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Question about how long I can stay in the U.S.

Posted date : Dec 16, 2021.

I went to the U.S. on Jan 14, 2021 and returned on July 1, 2021 (total 169 days) and I plan on going back to the U.S. on October 31 for another six months (end of April). Am I allowed to re-enter the U.S., since it would be considered more than 180 days total for 2021?

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How long can I stay

Posted date : Dec 16, 2021.

I continue to get conflicting opinions about how long I can safely stay in the U.S. One opinion is no more than 183 consecutive days or 183 days cumulative in a calendar year and the other opinion is 183 days per year, but calculated at 100% of current year days + 1/3 of the year prior days and 1/6 of the two years’ prior days…

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Border crossing

Posted date : Dec 16, 2021.

Nothing…not one car, truck or bus…not a single other vehicle…contrary to everything we had heard. In fact, the border agent kept us there for an extra 10 mins to chat about deer and wild turkeys and ask us questions about living in Mexico because he was bored..

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