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Days in U.S. and Form 8840 specifications

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Please advise. If I wish to stay in the U.S. for 150 days every year, am I allowed to do that? And if I file form 8840 every year accordingly, do I still have to pay U.S. income tax on worldwide income? (This is assuming that I earn no income whatsoever in […]

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Form 8840

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Re: Form 8840 Is this form mandatory or a nice-to-do thing? F. Helmink Terrace Bay, ON Response: Ed: This is the second most-asked question. The IRA in the United States (that’s the tax department) wants to tax you on your worldwide income! If you spend three months a year in the U.S., […]

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Repercussions from not filing the 8840 form

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I recently found out about the 180-day time permitted in the U.S. We are Canadian citizens who own property in the U.S. and we spend an average of about six months per year (three winter, three summer). However, we were unaware of this Form 8840 Closer Connection to Canada until two weeks […]

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Form 8840 question

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I have struggled with this form (8840) for a while now. Here’s the reason why. I have sold my home in Canada. I have a permanent address in Canada inasmuch as my wife’s sister and brother-in-law have a complete suite furnished in their basement and said that we have a bona fide […]

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Form 8840

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Re: Form 8840 Is this form mandatory or a nice-to-do thing? F. Helmink Terrace Bay, ON Response: Ed: This is the second most-asked question. The IRA in the United States (that’s the tax department) wants to tax you on your worldwide income! If you spend three months a year in the U.S., […]

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8840 Form

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Dear Birdtalk, In our Park in Mesa, Arizona, there are several Canadians who do not complete form 8840, the “Closer Connection Exception Statement for Aliens” form. Please have someone research as to whether this form is mandatory. Please reply in the CSA news. D. Laidlaw Saskatoon, Sk. Response: My first thought was, “I wonder if […]

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CSANews Content

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Dear Mr. Brissenden, I have been a member for several years because I believe in the goals and have benefited, in many ways, from my CSA membership. I continue to promote the CSA but often with limited success. Some people are just not joiners. There is a certain animosity between the West and East. Looking […]

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