Spending time in the US may lead to US tax obligations Many Snowbirds spend the winter in the US Sunbelt to escape the harsh Canadian weather. In fact, roughly 82% of Florida’s vacationers are Canadian snowbirds. Are you one of them? If so, you may be subject to tax in the United States on your worldwide [...]
Bigger Opportunity or Bigger Trap? The TFSA Budget Change and the Impact on Your Cross Border Situation
The 2015 budget changes that the Conservative government in Canada recently announced included some goodies aimed at casting the Conservatives in a favourable light with middle-class Canadians come election time later this year. In addition to a welcome change to the Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) withdrawal formula which aims to help senior citizens over 71 [...]
President Obama’s recent State of the Union address focused on closing the income inequality gap. To achieve that goal, the President unveiled a plan to raise capital gains taxes for the rich – his two key capital gains proposals target the top 1% of US taxpayers. Unsurprisingly, the proposals, outlined below, face heavy opposition from a [...]
When employers relocate employees from the U.S. to Canada, they aim to service corporate interests by getting human resources where they need to go, ensuring efficiency and profitability. U.S. citizens relocating to Canada must address the differences between the American and Canadian tax and legal systems to ensure that their financial affairs remain sound north of [...]
“When did we leave Canada exactly? Was it November 15, honey? How many days have we been gone?”
The magic number is 182. If you are a Canadian and you spend more than your allotted amount of days in the U.S. per year, you may be subject to U.S. income tax on your worldwide income. Beware, Canada will still consider you a resident which may lead to double taxation on your annual income.