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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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Making speeches or leading a workshop: is this considered working in the U.S.?

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, In your always informative Editor’s notes in the Summer 2013 issue, you mentioned that snowbird visitors are not allowed to work in the U.S. Is this different than for any other Canadian? For example, what about Canadians who give the occasional speech or lead a workshop at a conference in the U.S., […]

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Form 8840

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Re: Form 8840 Is this form mandatory or a nice-to-do thing? F. Helmink Terrace Bay, ON Response: Ed: This is the second most-asked question. The IRA in the United States (that’s the tax department) wants to tax you on your worldwide income! If you spend three months a year in the U.S., […]

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Snowbird Rule: Trading Stocks from the US

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I’m finding out much to my chagrin, that it is illegal for Value Line, an arm of the RBC and with whom I have my portfolio, to allow me to trade whilst I am in Florida, which is for six months. Finding this out now after contributing to Value Line, a good […]

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