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Our accountant totally slacked and I'm finally writing out the cheque to pay my Canadian Taxes.

So he says I can write it from my US account and they'll draw up the money and send us a the difference...

Like say we owe $1,000 Canadian.

He's saying write a cheque from our US account like usual for $1,000 (and not to write CANADIAN FUNDS on it since the law has changed and they can't deposit it if it says that)....

and then Revenue Canada will do a currency conversion and send us back the difference?

I can't find my canadian cheque book! hence the mess.


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Hey all

Our accountant totally slacked and I'm finally writing out the cheque to pay my Canadian Taxes.

So he says I can write it from my US account and they'll draw up the money and send us a the difference...

Like say we owe $1,000 Canadian.

He's saying write a cheque from our US account like usual for $1,000 (and not to write CANADIAN FUNDS on it since the law has changed and they can't deposit it if it says that)....

and then Revenue Canada will do a currency conversion and send us back the difference?

I can't find my canadian cheque book! hence the mess.

Pretty sure CRA won't be able to cash an American cheque any easier then you or I could cash a Cdn one down here. I paid my Cdn taxes using an International Money order from the Post Office...it's still in US funds so I looked at the current exchange rate to estimate (they can't do them in foreign currency). So yes...CRA would cash the moeny order and convert it into Cdn funds. They might send you the difference depending on the ammount....mine was deposited into my existing Cdn account that I've always used for direct deposit from them.

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My student loan is still in Canada, so we just left it there. We send my parents an american check and it is perfectly fine, although keep this in mind: for example, when we send my mom a check for $1,000 - depending on the dollar, it'll show up on our account as $1,000, but it'll show up on my student loan as $1025.00.

I've worked in both Canadian and American banks. Canada is very quick to take an American check without an problem, American refuses to!!! The old American bank I worked for was ridiculous about it saying it wasn't a "real" check. Silly Americans ;) lol

Hope that helps! What about an international money order?

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My student loan is still in Canada, so we just left it there. We send my parents an american check and it is perfectly fine, although keep this in mind: for example, when we send my mom a check for $1,000 - depending on the dollar, it'll show up on our account as $1,000, but it'll show up on my student loan as $1025.00.

I've worked in both Canadian and American banks. Canada is very quick to take an American check without an problem, American refuses to!!! The old American bank I worked for was ridiculous about it saying it wasn't a "real" check. Silly Americans ;) lol

Hope that helps! What about an international money order?

I stand corrected, this is good info to know. After my American bank experiences trying to cash a Cdn cheque or exchange $$$$ for trips...I gave up on them and go with an international money order everytime.


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

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02/22/11 - Filed

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03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

******************

Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

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I messed up with my child tax credit..oops..haha and I've sent post dated cheques from my american account and they cash monthly..and they just convert it no problem at all! just make sure you put your SIN number on the cheque in the memo spot! they told me that was uber important!


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uh oh. I already sent it since it had to be post-dated yesterday. I didn't do that.

I'm sure you'll be fine..no worries..you know the government they'll figure out how to keep your money.. :blink:


AOS

02/25/08 sent AOS packet

02/26/08 packet received chicago lockbox

03/03/08 NOA(I-485,I765,I131)for daughter and myself

03/09/08 received biometrics appointment letter

03/25/08 RFE recieved for NOA for I129F(USCIS lost it! DOH!)

03/25/08 RFE sent

03/26/08 biometrics appointment(YAY!)

03/26/08 EAD touched(for daughter and myself)

03/28/08 EAD touch again!

04/03/08 RFE received case processing resumes

04/29/08 request AP expedited

05/01/08 AP sent out

05/02/08 case transfered to CSC

05/02/08 EAD card production ordered

05/05/08 EAD card production ordered again

05/10/08 EAD card received

05/16/08 AOS touched

05/18/08 AOS touched again!

06/11/08 AOS card production ordered!

06/16/08 green card received in mail!!

no more USCIS for almost 2 years!!

ROC

04/07/10 sent I-751 to VSC

04/09/10 NOA recieved

04/13/10 cheque cashed

05/17/10 early biometrics

06/29/10 card production ordered

07/10/10 card received

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UPDATE:

Guess what. It took Canada only 17 days (INCLUDING weekends) to cash the cheque from our American Bank account for my Canadian taxes. Looks like they really will always find a way to get our money... awesome. :wacko:

Oh good - nice to see they can do it! At least you're off the hook


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

******************

Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

******************

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UPDATE:

Guess what. It took Canada only 17 days (INCLUDING weekends) to cash the cheque from our American Bank account for my Canadian taxes. Looks like they really will always find a way to get our money... awesome. :wacko:

Lol, it took them less then a week to cash D's, though his was from his Canadian account. Of course still waiting to get the US refunds :clock:


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UPDATE:

Guess what. It took Canada only 17 days (INCLUDING weekends) to cash the cheque from our American Bank account for my Canadian taxes. Looks like they really will always find a way to get our money... awesome. :wacko:

Lol, CRA will take all and any money you give them. Getting anything back will be a very long wait though.


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