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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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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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Form 8840 Deadline

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Wondering if someone could confirm the due date necessary to file a Form 8840. Mike B. Ontario Response: Ed.: There does seem to be some confusion about this issue. For almost all snowbirds, the deadline is June 15 of the following year. For those few snowbirds who have employment income in the United States, you […]

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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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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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8840 Form – Advice of Receipt Registered International

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I read with interest the Bird Talk in Summer 2013 issue of CSA News; in particular, page 9. I receive acknowledgement for my annual filings (of Form 8840) by making sure my filing is done with an AR “Advice of Receipt Registered International” which I purchase at my local Canada Post office […]

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