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Is it possible to be a PR in both Canada and US?


I am a Canadian citizen that was living in Quebec and moved under the K1 visa in August 2017. I was only able to go back to Canada in June 2018 when I got my GC. I had someone in Canada do my Canadian taxes, told them my new married name, the date I left and for some reason they didn't follow my instructions...at all. So I found out this month that Quebec and Canada still considers me a single permanent resident smh. I have also been traveling back and forth every month since June to Quebec to do self employed work so I know I will have to do my Canadian taxes again for 2018. 


Should I renounce my Canadian permanent residency?



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Technically you became a non-Canadian resident when you activated your K1.  I would amend your Canadian taxes asap to reflect this.  You dont renounce residency and I certainly would not suggest renouncing citizenship. 

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