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Form 8840 late filing

Posted date : May 14, 2019

I found out recently that I need to submit an 8840 from July 2015 to current. Should I still file, even though it’s past the June 15 deadline? Or wait until next year? Is there a penalty or consequence for late filing? Thomas Phillips Vancouver, BC Response : Ed.: File it now. There are no […]

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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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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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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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