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Is it legal to work for a Canadian country while living in the United States

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Hello everyone,

First of all, let me say that I don't like posting a topic that starts with the phrase 'is it legal', but I haven't found a definitive answer yet.

I am a dual American/Canadian citizen and my husband obtained his green card several months ago.

He kept his job with his Canadian company and was supposed to be transferred over to the U.S. payroll shortly after moving here to the U.S. He would become the first American employee for the company as the company has never had any business in the U.S. Unfortunately, things are taking a lot longer to transfer him over to the U.S. payroll so he is still being paid in Canadian dollars (and being taxed in Canada). Since he's a resident in the U.S., we both know that he will have to file a tax return in the U.S. as well. This isn't really a problem for us, but rather we simply want to know if he is doing something wrong (i.e. illegal) by keeping his job. We don't want to put ourselves in a bad position, but obviously he doesn't want to have to quit his job if he doesn't have to.

Can anyone shed some light on this problem?

Thanks and take care,

- Sam

Hi again,

Just an FYI that I realize the title of the topic is incorrect. It should be read 'Is it legal to work for a Canadian company while living in the United States'. I don't believe there is a way to edit the title. But just to be clear, I am asking if it's legal to work for a Canadian company while living in the United States.

Thanks again,

- Mike

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland

I see nothing wrong with it, though as he is resident in the USA, he will likely need to pay taxes on the income here.

Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Thanks Penguin_ie,

That is what we thought, but it's good to hear someone confirm it.

And if anyone's confused by that last bit in my initial message, my husband caught my mistake in the post title and added on to my original message. So essentially, my original post should be two posts (one by myself (Sam) and one by my husband (Mike)). Sometimes I really wish Visa Journey would give you more than five minutes to edit your posts.


- Sam

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