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Filing Taxes outside of Canada

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Hi!

 

I just moved to the USA a week and a half ago. I only received my T4 slips right after my visa was approved so I’ve not had time to do my taxes until now. 

 

Is there a separate form I should be filling out for filing outside of Canada? The address section was created for Canadian addresses only. So I may have to just force my American address in somehow?

 

(I’ve already updated my address and date of departure on my online CRA account, so perhaps I can just leave that section blank?)

 

also, the total value of my possessions is less than $10,000. Do I still have to declare my possessions? The threat of being fined $25/day for not filing a declaration makes me nervous. 

 

TIA!

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There used to be a part on the front of the Cdn tax forms that asked when you ceased to be a Cdn resident....I put the day down that I crossed the border into the USA on my CR-1 visa....but that was in 2004......


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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I did a paper filing because the online form would not allow for a non-canadian address even with the appropriate place marked. 


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12 hours ago, Flames9_RN said:

There used to be a part on the front of the Cdn tax forms that asked when you ceased to be a Cdn resident....I put the day down that I crossed the border into the USA on my CR-1 visa....but that was in 2004......

I could do that if I moved in 2018. It makes it a little more confusing having just moved this year how to properly address the form. 

 

I think I’m just writing in my address by hand and making it fit somehow 🤷🏻‍♀️

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where were u on dec 31 of 2018??  Living in Canada or the USA?  If its Canada, you should just be filing as per normal as you were a Cdn resident the whole year........then for 2019, you would do your Exit return for Canadian taxes....Im a RN, not an accountant though,lol   You could ask on Serbinksi tax forums  https://forums.serbinski.com/viewforum.php?f=2

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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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