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Canadian Goverment Health Benefits and Form 8840

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Regarding the suspension of government health benefits ,” how would they know if I was away or home if I don’t go to the clinic for two years or whenever? Next, if I fill out the 8840 form, does that allow me to stay longer? Ron Wiltshire Miniota, MB Response: Ed: Big […]

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Exceeding 182 days for medical reasons

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Similar to many other Canadian Snowbirds, my wife and I spend 179-180 days in the U.S. every winter, saving 2 or 3 days in case something unforeseen should happen, so as not to exceed the 182 days allowed by the B2 visa. Since Canadian and U.S. border services now share or will […]

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IRS Form 8840

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

I submit the IRS Form 8840 annually, but do not receive any confirmation from the IRS that it has been received. Is there any way to determine whether the IRS has received this form? Peter Nigel Bradbury Toronto, ON Response: Ed.: The IRS is unresponsive on this and will not, or cannot, confirm the receipt […]

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Filing 8840 for first time; can’t remember dates

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, We are filling out the form 8840 for the first time and do not remember the exact dates for the last three years. How accurate do we have to be? Would it be a problem if the dates were a few days off? Kathy Aubrey Cobourg, ON Response: Ed.: As a first-timer, […]

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For potential eight-month stay in U.S., will IRS still restrict to 183 days?

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I understand that the eight-month option is before congress again, but I was told by someone that it will only apply to immigration and not to IRS. IRS will still restrict us to 183 days. Does not seem to make sense. Do you have any comment on that? Joseph Hanzelka Oshawa, ON […]

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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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IRS Form 8840

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

We have filed 8840 forms for a number of years now, having no U.S. income to declare. In Dec. 2016, my lucky wife won a jackpot in a Nevada casino and, of course, they withheld 30%. In Jan. 2017, she filed a U.S. tax return with an ITIN number, again with no other U.S. income […]

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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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IRS Tax Form 8840

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, This year will be our first snowbird year. We will enter the U.S. on Dec. 28th. Do we have to fill out the 8840 for 2013? If yes, when do we send it in? Othello Jones Sauble Beach, ON Response: Ed.: If you are staying for less than three months, every year, […]

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