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Hi everyone, its been a while! I have a tax question for all my fellow Canadians. This post will probably need to get moved but its been so long since I've been on here that I can't even remember where to go! LOL Anyways, I called Revenue Canada three times, two times I got different answers and the third time I got, "Someone will call you back",...and no one has. I moved in September of 2009, and filed a Canadian return in January 0f 2010. Now do I need to file this year? I had EI payments as well as my Workers Comp Pension payments. When I called the first time it was, no they already allott the income tax from your EI and Workers Comp is not taxable. I did work part-time here as well and reported all my income while on EI. He told me I did not need to file a return with them. I called again just to be sure and was told, NO NO NO you need to file as you had income. Now I am just totally confused about the whole thing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,


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This should be in the Canada regional section lol not the removal of conditions section.

CRA sucks big time! They are super confusing and each phone rep seems to give a different answer.

I don't know if you need to file Canadian if you have already filled your exit tax return. But you do need to claim your EI on your American return.


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Canada takes a 25% non-resident tax, you do not have to file.

However, if your total worldwide income would put you in a tax bracket less than the 25%, you can get a refund of the difference by filing a Section 217 return.


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25% nonresident tax is your FINAL tax obligation on your EI.

It sounds to me like you don't need to file in Canada.

Did you try calling H&R block?


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They actually took 30% non-resident income tax off my UI cheques. I finally got a call back, and I do not need to file there. I took the name and number from the guy just in case it comes back to bit me in the butt at a later date. Thanks for all the help.


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