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Just looking for some information, input, comments....

I will be moving to the US once our IR-1 application is approved.

My current Canadian employer does not want to lose me as an employee and has offered to let me work remotely from the USA. We are on direct deposit so my pay would continue to be automatically deposited into my Canadian bank. I have a US account with a branch of this bank, and transfer money regularly from my Canadian to US bank.

Will I have to pay Canadian AND US taxes on my income? Is there a way around it?

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Just saw an accountant about that yesterday! Basically, your Canadian employer will have to subtract some taxes from your pay, just as they do now, but a lesser amount if you are considered a non resident for fiscal purpose. Of they don't withheld enough, they'll be the one held responsible.

Then you will have to declare all international revenues to the US IRS and you'll be taxed by the state you live in and the federal government, both taking into account the amount you already contributed at the Canadian revenue source.

My accountant also advised me to fill out the NR73 form that declares to CRA that you are no longer a Canadian resident. Of course until the point you are no longer a Canadian resident, you'll have to pay Canadian taxes as you normally would!


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Most Canadians in your situation pay taxes in the US and will not pay into Canada taxes, EI or CPP. It depends on different factors and it might be worth a consult with an accountant.

(In my situation, my income is not taxable in the US, so I file married filing jointly, declare it as non taxable income to the IRS; then file as non-resident in Canada)

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(In my situation, my income is not taxable in the US, so I file married filing jointly, declare it as non taxable income to the IRS; then file as non-resident in Canada)

Excuse my (insatiable) curiosity: what type of income do you have that is not taxable in the US?


“Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.”

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Meeting Online / Fall 2010

Met in Person / January 2011

Engaged / November 2012

WEDDING DAY! / March 8th 2014

I-130 sent / May 5th 2014

NOA1 Received / May 15th 2014

NOA2 Received / October 6th 2014

DS-260 + I-864 sent / January 19th 2015

Case Completed / March 30th 2015!!!

Montreal Embassy Interview / May 19th 2015 APPROVED!

Visa in hand / May 25th 2015

POE / June 27th 2015

Home in SD / July 2nd 2015

SSN Received / July 8th 2015

Green Card in hand / July 26th 2015

AOS / ... 2017

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