Canadian Working in Russia = David

Hello David,
       My questions involve working outside Canada. I have a chance to work
overseas( Russia ) and will be paid in USD.Will I have to pay Canadian taxes
even if my rotation is 6 weeks on and 3 weeks off? If so is there anything I
can do to lower that tax hit? Thanks for your help.
david ingram replies:
As described, your first tax liability is to Russia.  If you return for
three weeks every six, you are also taxable in Canada.  You will report the
income again on line 104 and 433 and claim the tax paid to Russia on line
431 (schedule 1).
Goto and read the center of the US/Canada Income Tax section
in the second box down on the right hand side.
If you want to escape Canadian taxation, you would have to go and live in
another country or stay in Russia for your time off. Staying in Russia would
be preferable for the purposes of Canadian Taxation.
older questions follow
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> QUESTION: My wife, a Canadian citizen has sponsposred her husband, who is
> suffering from a kidney related problem. The medical problem he has is not
> communal, he just received a letter from immigration canada to go through
> another medical examination, also same letter indicates that his
> can be refused because his health may pose excessive burden on Canadian
> health system? Is there anything we can do in case they refuse his
> appication. I heard that recently immigratin canada has removed the clause
> of medical inadmissibility due to excessive cost on health care. Is it
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> david ingram replies:
> This is not something that I have ever been involved in preferring to deal
> with rather simple NAFTA matters dealing with professionals moving between
> Mexico, Canada and the USA.
> However, Benjamin A Kranc is one of only 28 (out of about 28000 Ontario
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