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Question about Tax Rebates (GST, HST, etc)

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Hey VJ, been awhile

I was advised while doing my taxes for 2011 that there was no issue in me accepting my rebates since I still lived in Ontario in 2012 (I POE'd in June of 2012.)

I've forgotten to contact the CRA though since the new year, and the two rebates were deposited into my CIBC account on January fourth.

2013 will be the first year in which I will not be living full time in Canada.

Where should I go from here? Who else do I have to contact?

Do you guys know how OHIP works now? I've heard that after six months of non-residency, you forfeit OHIP coverage.

Any input is great, thanks!

Edited by Gervl

USCIS

Jul 15/11 - Sent I-130 Package from Honolulu

Jul 18/11 - I-130 package received & signed for in Chicago
Jul 19/11 - Priority Date
Jul 21/11 - NOA1/USCIS Acceptance Confirmation received
Jul 29/11 - Received I-797C hard copy
Aug 4/11 - Touched
Feb 16/12 - NOA2 Approval (212 days since Priority Date)


NVC

Feb 28/12 - NVC Case Number, BIN & IIN Assigned, Optin E-mail for EP Sent

Mar 2/12 - DS-261 Submitted
Mar 5/12 - Electronic Processing Opt-in Accepted, AOS Invoiced & Paid
Mar 7/12 - NVC receive IV electronic package, AOS shows "Paid", AOS Package Sent
Mar 9/12 - IV Bill Invoiced & Paid
Mar 12/12 - AOS fee shows as "Not Paid - Rejected": Human error. AOS re-paid.
Mar 13/12 - IV is "Paid." Will have to be re-paid post imminent "Rejected" status. NVC e-mail "Checklist Cover Letter" asking for my $$$
Mar 14/12 - IV is "Rejected - Not Paid", Re-paid, AOS is "Paid"
Mar 16/12 - IV is "Paid", DS-260 submitted & Package sent
Mar 19/12 - IV Package Received
Mar 20/12 - Case Complete E-mail Received (21 days at NVC)


Final Steps

Apr 10/12 - Interview date assigned: May 9 @ 8:30AM

May 1/12 - Medical Date
May 9/12 - Interview result: Approved!
Jun 22/12 - POE
Jul 23/12 - SSN assigned
Aug 10/12 - Green card in hand

ROC

Mar 25/14 - ROC sent to CSC

Mar 28/14 - Package delivered to CSC

Apr 1/14 - Check cashed

Apr 3/14 - Received NOA1, Receipt Date: 3/28

Jun 15/14 - Move to San Diego

Jun 23/14 - RFE / Package sent: Aug 6, ETA Aug 8

Aug 22/14 - New Card in Production

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If you cashed your GST rebates after you POE, then you are not entitled to them. When I called to change my address, I got a letter stating that I owed for the 2 cheques I cashed. I knew I had to pay them back, but I would rather cash them and send a cheque in the mail as re-payment rather then send the GST cheques back and possibly get lost in the mail.


formerly sherrybaby

ROC Process

12-13-2013 * 90 day window to apply opens

02-24-2014 * ROC package sent to USCIS Vermont Service Center

02-25-2014 * ROC package received at USCIS Vermont Service Center

02-26-2014 * NOA1 notice date

02-28-2014 * Cheque cashed

03-05-2014 * Biometrics notice date

03-28-2014 * Biometrics Appointment in Baltimore

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GST/HST rebates are not valid after POE. You will have to pay back the CRA with interest.

OHIP is forfeited when you POE as well. Many VJers get temporary insurance to cover them until they're under their spouse's coverage.

Edited by pocheros

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Okay, thanks guys. Pretty much what I figured.

I'll call up the CRA to change my address and deal with the rebates.

Do I have to call The Ministry of Health to change my address as well? (I assume this will automatically show me as a non-resident and thus not covered.) I'm covered by my husband's insurance already, so thankfully that's one less thing to worry about.

Edited by Gervl

USCIS

Jul 15/11 - Sent I-130 Package from Honolulu

Jul 18/11 - I-130 package received & signed for in Chicago
Jul 19/11 - Priority Date
Jul 21/11 - NOA1/USCIS Acceptance Confirmation received
Jul 29/11 - Received I-797C hard copy
Aug 4/11 - Touched
Feb 16/12 - NOA2 Approval (212 days since Priority Date)


NVC

Feb 28/12 - NVC Case Number, BIN & IIN Assigned, Optin E-mail for EP Sent

Mar 2/12 - DS-261 Submitted
Mar 5/12 - Electronic Processing Opt-in Accepted, AOS Invoiced & Paid
Mar 7/12 - NVC receive IV electronic package, AOS shows "Paid", AOS Package Sent
Mar 9/12 - IV Bill Invoiced & Paid
Mar 12/12 - AOS fee shows as "Not Paid - Rejected": Human error. AOS re-paid.
Mar 13/12 - IV is "Paid." Will have to be re-paid post imminent "Rejected" status. NVC e-mail "Checklist Cover Letter" asking for my $$$
Mar 14/12 - IV is "Rejected - Not Paid", Re-paid, AOS is "Paid"
Mar 16/12 - IV is "Paid", DS-260 submitted & Package sent
Mar 19/12 - IV Package Received
Mar 20/12 - Case Complete E-mail Received (21 days at NVC)


Final Steps

Apr 10/12 - Interview date assigned: May 9 @ 8:30AM

May 1/12 - Medical Date
May 9/12 - Interview result: Approved!
Jun 22/12 - POE
Jul 23/12 - SSN assigned
Aug 10/12 - Green card in hand

ROC

Mar 25/14 - ROC sent to CSC

Mar 28/14 - Package delivered to CSC

Apr 1/14 - Check cashed

Apr 3/14 - Received NOA1, Receipt Date: 3/28

Jun 15/14 - Move to San Diego

Jun 23/14 - RFE / Package sent: Aug 6, ETA Aug 8

Aug 22/14 - New Card in Production

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GST/HST rebates are not valid after POE. You will have to pay back the CRA with interest.

OHIP is forfeited when you POE as well. Many VJers get temporary insurance to cover them until they're under their spouse's coverage.

The CRA just sent me a GST/HST rebate check for $16.66 at my US address. They are NOT on the ball.

Seriously! I contacted them accordingly, after my POE in November, and gave my change of residency. They sent a letter my US address, stating I was 'NO longer eligible for rebates, because I'm no longer a Canadian resident. But then they send me a check? What the?

I'm going to mail it back, with a copy of the letter they sent.

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CRA is not on the ball- I called them several times to ask them to halt my rebates but they kept on sending them. I didn't cash them, just sent them back with a letter explaining I was no longer eligible for them. They eventually sorted it out, it was a pain in the ####. You have to call the international tax office in Ottawa to update your status to non resident- the provincial lines won't do any good. My mistake was calling the provincial tax office asking them to update my status to non resident; I asked if this would prevent the GST rebates from being sent to me and they said "yes" but apparently not! Ugh.

Are there any penalties for not informing OHIP of your new address if you don't use your card? I haven't contacted them, just figured I'd let the card expire and not use it as per the law... Will I get fined or something?

Edited by pocheros

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Are there any penalties for not informing OHIP of your new address if you don't use your card? I haven't contacted them, just figured I'd let the card expire and not use it as per the law... Will I get fined or something?

I never canceled my OHIP either. I still have my red and white card though. I really hope there is no penalty! I never thought to cancel!


formerly sherrybaby

ROC Process

12-13-2013 * 90 day window to apply opens

02-24-2014 * ROC package sent to USCIS Vermont Service Center

02-25-2014 * ROC package received at USCIS Vermont Service Center

02-26-2014 * NOA1 notice date

02-28-2014 * Cheque cashed

03-05-2014 * Biometrics notice date

03-28-2014 * Biometrics Appointment in Baltimore

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I never notified anyone either, i think i just did an online change of address somewhere..i think..LOL not sure :) Only way you'll find out if there is an issue is if you move back to Canada I would imagine.

Edited by Kimbear

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One prob does not have to cancel it.......BUT in this day of Identity Fraud.....May be in ones best interest to do it.


Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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