Canadian, US Perm Res, working in - Dan Walkow of Seabank , Darrell Thompson of Blackmont - international non-resident cross bo

My_question_is: Applicable to both US and Canada
Subject:        Canadian, US Perm Res, working in Canada
Expert:         taxman@centa.com
Date:           Monday January 14, 2008
Time:           05:48 PM -0000

QUESTION:

hello
I am a Canadian citizen with US resident status, working full time in Canada.

1.  Will my only tax paid, to both countries be paid to Canada through payroll tax?
2.  Do I have to file a US tax return?
3.  Am I eligable to pay a reduced tax rate to Canada?
4.  Investment company in Canada is refusing to allow me to set up a payroll RRSP deduction in which I am matched by the company I work for.  Can they do this?
5.  If I am required to cancel my OHIP health coverage in Canada, am I entitled to a tax reduction that would normally be designated to that coverage?

Thanks

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david ingram replies;

I assume that you are living in Detroit and working in Windsor or Living in Bekkuinbgham and working in Vancouver or something to that effect.

If  that is so, you can participate in a company pension plan but matched RRSP contributions are difficult because the financial company handling it for your employer is not licenced to sell to or deal with a  non-resident of Canada .

1.   You will pay Canadian Income Tax, CPP and EI.  You will then report the same inocome to the USA on a 1040 and claim credit for the taxes paid to Canada on US form 1116.  It is unlikely that you will owe the US more on the wages but you might if you have other investments in the USA.

2.   YES

3.   NO

4.   As explained, the company is not licenced to deal with you as a non-resident.  I will give the names of two people who can work with your company to set it up for you.

5.   NO  - You have to sleep in Ontario more than 153 days a year to qualify for OHIP.  You could live in Ontario for 155 days and the US for 210 days and keep OHIP AND your US resident alien (green) card alive.

This gives you the names of two people who can solve your RRSP problem.


Two ethical people who specialize in selling securities, RRSPs, etc., to US citizens or green card holders in Canada or Canadians in the US  are:

Mr Darrell Thompson
Blackmont Securities
Toronto
Local    (416) 874-8007
LD        (866) 775-7704
www.blackmont.com

AND

Dan Walkow
Seabank Financial
White Rock
Local     (604) 541-9952
L D        (866) 541-9952
www.seabankcapital.com
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These two individuals and their companies have gone to the effort to get themselves registered just about everywhere so they can deal with a Canadian in Florida or California or Nevada, or an American in Ontario or BC., etc.
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Note that because of their specialty, they tend to deal with accounts in excess of $200,000

However, both parties would welcome an exploratory call.
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This is not intended to be definitive but in general I am quoting $800 to $2,800 for a dual country tax return.
 
$800 would be one T4 slip one W2 slip one or two interest slips and you lived in one country only - no self employment or rentals or capital gains - you did not move into or out of the country in this year.
 
$1,000 would be the same with one rental
 
$1,200 would be the same with one business no rental
 
$1,200 would be the minimum with a move in or out of the country. These are complicated because of the back and forth foreign tax credits. - The IRS says a foreign tax credit takes 1 hour and 53 minutes.
 
$1,500 would be the minimum with a rental or two in the country you do not live in or a rental and a business and foreign tax credits  no move in or out

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$2,800 would be all of the above and you moved in and out of the country.
 
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We will still prepare Canadian only (lives in Canada, no US connection period) with two or three slips and no capital gains, etc. for $150.00 up.
 
With a Rental for $350
 
A Business for $350 - Rental and business likely $450
And an American only (lives in the US with no Canadian income or filing period) with about the same things in the same range with a little bit more if there is a state return.
 
Moving in or out of the country or part year earnings in the US will ALWAYS be $800 and up.
 
TDF 90-22.1 forms are $50 for the first and $25.00 each after that when part of a tax return.
 
8891 forms are generally $50.00 to $100.00 each.
 
18 RRSPs would be $900.00 - (maybe amalgamate a couple)
 
Capital gains *sales)  are likely $50.00 for the first and $20.00 each after that.
 
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