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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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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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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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8840 receipt

Posted date : May 13, 2019

Re: your fall 2017 issue, a reader was concerned that no receipt was confirmed or received when they submitted Form 8840. We have been completing this form for several years and, when sending in the form, we pay an extra $5 to have a receipt mailed back to us confirming that the government has received […]

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Cruise time reporting to 8840

Posted date : May 13, 2019

As a Canadian snowbird, I fill out an 8840 annually. On occasion, we have taken a cruise which originates in the U.S. How is this time included in my Form 8840? Of particular concern is a recent Alaska cruise which originated and ended in Seattle, WA, but could be in the Caribbean or to Hawaii. […]

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Time out of country

Posted date : Dec 15, 2017

Confused; friends go out of country for just under six months each and every year. How is this possible with calculating back two years prior. Is there something I am not understanding, as a lot of people I know do five to six months every year. Herman B. Port Colborne, ON Response: Ed.: Your friends […]

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Staying past the 182-day limit if 8840 submitted

Posted date : Dec 15, 2017

I have faithfully submitted my IRS 8840 Form for quite a few years now. My question is, can I stay past the 182-day limit by filling out the form? Or am I not protected by the friendly country alliance after the 182 days is up? Alex B. Victoria, BC Response: Ed.: Congratulations on regularly completing […]

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Form 8840

Posted date : Dec 15, 2017

We simply forgot to file our Form 8840 in June and filed in November – are there any likely consequences? Ross E. Alberta Response: Ed.: I believe that, as long as you filed the form, you will be fine. This is not something which you should worry about.

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