Ottawa Resident’s US / Canada Income Taxes - Ask an International real estate mutual funds immigration income tax expert

I am looking for somebody to help me with my current tax situation. I have
to file both US and CDN taxes because I work for a US based company but
reside in Canada. I am currently behind in the CDN taxes as I originally
felt I only needed to do the US taxes. So I need somebody who specializes in
both countries taxes. Do you have any offices in Ottawa?
david ingram replies:
If you are living in Canada and "working" in Canada, you should/would not do
a US return.
If you are working in the US, have applied for the magical “green card”  and
returning to Canada to visit your family who are waiting to join you in the
US, you likely do not have any Canadian Income Tax liability although you
should file a Canadian return as a “factual resident”. You would file a
Joint US return even if your family was not yet in the US.  (I will bet that
you filed a 1040NR)
If you have no intention of everyone moving south and you have not filed a
green card application and do not intend to do so, you would file a US 1040
or 1040NR and then report the same income in Canada and calculate your
Canadian Tax liability.  You would then get (usually) a dollar for dollar
credit in Canada for the state and federal income tax, social security and
Medicare taxes you paid in the US.
I used to have an office and a good US tax preparer by the name of Gary
Gauvin at 310 O’Conner in Ottawa but Gary has moved to Texas and I no longer
have anything to do with the office which still has my name on it and has
moved to 329 Waverly.
To my knowledge, that office has no US ability at this time.
However, I look after some 500 US / Canadian returns by email, snail mail,
fax or courier and would be glad to look after yours if you should desire.
Send “copies” of your US returns and your last Canadian return to me at the
address below.
Go to and read the US / Canada taxation section for a little
background [second box down on right hand side].
Pay particular attention to the Wolf Bergelt tax case as well.
david ingram
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