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Retired Persons Visa

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, My summer edition of CSANews just arrived today and I have read it from cover to cover. I believe it was one of the most interesting and informative issues I have read during my years as a CSA member. First off, the Editor’s Message was very enlightening. Then the various letters on […]

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Government Insurance Benefits

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Every time we receive CSA News, we make it a point to read all the interesting articles from cover to cover and we wish to thank you and your collaborators for articles that are very interesting and hitting some of the points that are a concern to the members. In the last […]

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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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Importing a Car from the US

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Dear Bird Talk: I read with great interest Ross Quigley’s editorial in your summer 2006 issue of CSANews. Could you possibly relay my comments to him, as well as a few queries I have about his car importing experience? I am also a bit of a car nut as well. Last fall I purchased a […]

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Four-month Stay in the U.S.

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Any further information about a rumour that Canadians who have property in the U.S. and stay for longer than four months in a calendar year are deemed to pay income tax, the same as an American citizen would? Also, any news about the visitor visa for Canadian seniors? Stan S. Ontario Response: Ed.: Nonsense! Don’t […]

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What does Revenue Canada accept as an allowable expense?

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I have been told that I can claim my out-of-country medical insurance premium as a medical expense when I file my Canadian income tax. However, when I talked to Revenue Canada, they told me the premium is only an allowable expense if it covers exclusively what would be normal medical expenses. In […]

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Issue 83

Posted date : Oct 18, 2017

CSANews Issue 83 — Summer 2012 Edition

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Form 8840 − Closer Connection Exception statement for Aliens

Posted date : Jul 22, 2020

Having just returned from six months in the U.S., I undertook to, once again, fill in Form 8840. This year, I note that the I.R.S. is seeking, in question #13, whether or not I filed tax returns for 2019..

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IRS Filing Question

Posted date : Aug 9, 2019

In 2019, we rented our Florida/Jensen Beach condo out to Americans (for the first time) for the months of February/March through a Jensen Beach-based realty management company. Can we pay the tax on these U.S. rental earnings in Canada, or must we pay it to the IRS?

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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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