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Politics & Gov't

U.S. Immigration Laws for Snowbirds

Posted date : Sep 21, 2020.

We are snowbirds who spent the winters in California. We have tracked our days in the U.S. very carefully and every year, we file Form 8840….

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Extended Stay in U.S

Posted date : Sep 21, 2020.

The U.S. Congress has formally approached Canada to open our borders as quickly as possible. This could be the right time for CSA to request that our government include the “extended stay provision” for Canadians…

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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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