Hello there, I am a US citizen residing in the US with rental properties in Vancouver, BC. I normally prepare my US taxes early in the year around February. Will I have the paperwork from Canadian banks for interest income, mortgage interest paid, statements of rents from management companies, etc, in time to include with the US return or do I need to file an extension while I wait? How much would your office charge to do returns for both US and Canada? Thanks, JXXXXXXXXXX ==================================== david ingram replies: Canadian financial institutions are not required to send out the information you are asking for until February 28. The rental management companies are not required to send the information until March 31st. The Canadian government does not require your Canadian rental returns to be filed until June 30th. If you had one property, you might be able to prevail and get the paperwork before April 15th, but my advice (With the number you seem to be involved with) is to save yourself a high level of stress and file your automatic 4868 extension which gives you until August 31st to file the US return. Make sure that you conform to your individual state rules for extensions as well. You ask about price - In general we charge between $800 and $2,000 for US / Canadian Income tax returns. In the first year of a rental we charge an additional $200 - $300 extra per rental because there are two different types of depreciation (3 if you live in California) and values to be determined between land and buildings and chattels In short, If you have 4 or 5 rentals, you would likely be in the $2,000 to $3,000 range for this first year. Hope this helps. If you get this early enough and wanted to talk for "FREE", you could try calling the radio show at 9 AM LA time (12 noon NY time) tomorrow morning (Dec 8, 2005) on Jesse Dylan's, "the GOOD Life Radio Show" which is Channel 114 on Sirius radio or you can pick it up on the internet as follows from an email sent out earlier today. -------------------------------------------- This is your chance to talk to me live and ask that question you have been die-ing to ask in person. Thanks to Jessie Dylan and the Good Life Show, I will be available on a fairly regular basis on Sirius Satellite radio starting Thursday December 8, 2005 at 9 AM Vancouver Time / 12 Noon Manhattan Time which is where the program originates from. You can listen live on Channel 114 of your Satellite Radio or listen to the stream on www.lime.com. You have to have the latest version of Real Player to listen live on the Internet. 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