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US taxes on Canadian EI: can it be included into 2555 exclusion?

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Greetings,

I moved to the US last year and had both earned income from Canadian job for the first 8 months, earned income from US job for December and Canadian EI in between ( when I already was a US resident ).

It’s clear that I can exclude earned Canadian income using form 2555, but how I should report my Canadian EI ( what form/line? ) on my US return? I assume since Canada already taxed this income at 25% non-resident rate, I should report this income to IRS but shouldn’t owe any tax on it.

Thanks.

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Greetings,

I moved to the US last year and had both earned income from Canadian job for the first 8 months, earned income from US job for December and Canadian EI in between ( when I already was a US resident ).

It’s clear that I can exclude earned Canadian income using form 2555, but how I should report my Canadian EI ( what form/line? ) on my US return? I assume since Canada already taxed this income at 25% non-resident rate, I should report this income to IRS but shouldn’t owe any tax on it.

Thanks.

Hi there,

You don't report your Canadian income earned PRIOR TO becoming a resident. You DO report your Canadian EI taken AFTER you became a resident using form 2555. Convert it to US funds and it will be excluded.

If you earned Canadian income AFTER becoming a resident that's a different story.

Hope this helps.


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