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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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Form 8840

Posted date : Dec 15, 2017

I am in the U.S. for approximately 80 days each year so do not need to file the form, but is there any downside to filing in any case, just for peace of mind? Paul Rosenberg Vancouver, BC Response: Ed: CSA recommends filing if you stay for longer than three months in the U.S. There […]

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IRS

Posted date : Dec 15, 2017

If my wife and I visit Arizona for five months every calendar year (say Nov. 1-March 31) and file an 8840 every year, will we be subject to U.S. taxes based on worldly income? Our U.S. tax accountant in Canada says that it is very possible and recommends to not spend more than 120 days […]

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US Tax Forms

Posted date : Nov 27, 2017

U.S. Internal Revenue Service Forms 8840 – Closer Connection Exemption Statement for Aliens Canadian residents who winter in the U.S. are technically subject to U.S. income tax if they exceed a specific number of days (based on a calculation on the form 8840) in the U.S. in any one year. To avoid U.S. taxation, IRS […]

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US Tax forms

Posted date : Nov 22, 2017

8840 and W8-BEN Important IRS forms for long-term visitors from Canada.

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Questions about time permitted in the U.S.

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I read an article online that was published by the Star which stated some information of which I was unaware and am wondering if you could clarify. We are aware that we can stay for up to 182 days out of a year. What I was unaware of is it also states […]

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Prolonged Stays in the USA/Homeland Security/Income Taxes

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

I am not sure that the advice you gave William in B.C. is correct regarding prolonged stays in the U.S. with respect to consequences from the U.S. government. There appear to be two issues and two major U.S. agencies at stake here. One is the verbal B2 visa (Homeland Security), which is violated in any […]

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