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Politics & Gov't

8840 Again

Posted date : Dec 13, 2019.

Do we have to fill this form out if we are visitors to the U.S. for fewer than the 182 days?

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8840

Posted date : Dec 13, 2019.

When exactly do you file and mail 8840?

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Canadian Snowbird Visa

Posted date : Dec 13, 2019.

I’m very pleased to see the association working for us to obtain the Snowbird Visa. After reading the last update, I sent a message to the senior senator…

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U.S. Real Estate and Taxes

Posted date : Sep 30, 2019.

We own a second home in Mesa, Arizona. I am aware that any capital gain on a real estate sale in the U.S. is reportable and taxable. There is also a 15% withholding tax on the sale price…

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Volunteer on Florida HOA Board

Posted date : Aug 9, 2019.

I am a board member and former vice-president of a Florida homeowners association. I was told that I may be in trouble with immigration, as I did help with new contracts and co-sign bank cheques.

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Spring Bird Talk Issues

Posted date : Aug 9, 2019.

There are two issues raised in the Bird Talk of the spring issue on page 8, where I am questioning your response: (1) There is no withholding tax on a U.S. sale of less than $250,000. (2) In Canada, we are required to report any real estate transaction of more than $100,000 at purchase.

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Form 8840 late filing

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

I found out recently that I need to submit an 8840 from July 2015 to current. Should I still file, even though it’s past the June 15 deadline? Or wait until next year? Is there a penalty or consequence for late filing? Thomas Phillips Vancouver, BC Response : Ed.: File it now. There are no […]

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Income Tax

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

A further question about your response in the winter 2017 issue: “if you earn ANY income in the United States, you are required to file a U.S. tax return. This includes rental income for leasing your condo or park model as well.” Does this apply to income earned from investments in the stock market – […]

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U.S. Individual Taxpayer Identification Number

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

If you have a U.S. Individual Taxpayer ID number but have not filed a U.S. tax return for three years, the Tax ID number will expire. Can you confirm that filing Form 8840 – Closer Connection form does NOT constitute filing a U.S. tax return? Bob Bovaird Response : Ed.: Filing the Form 8840 does […]

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8840 receipt

Posted date : May 13, 2019.

Re: your fall 2017 issue, a reader was concerned that no receipt was confirmed or received when they submitted Form 8840. We have been completing this form for several years and, when sending in the form, we pay an extra $5 to have a receipt mailed back to us confirming that the government has received […]

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