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by US_Canada
Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Claiming parent in US as dependent in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 7852

[quote="nelsona"]We keep going round on this. If you were in Toronto and your father was in vancouver, your claim would be denied.[/quote] Well, I called and it went my way. :) It makes sense if you think of it from a different angle: Section XXV is "Non Discrimination". If they ...
by US_Canada
Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Claiming parent in US as dependent in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 7852

[quote="nelsona"]In 30 yrs of my returns, I've never gotten questionned on anything. Its not an audit. Its more a cross-check.[/quote] Hey Nelson...thought I'd update you. Got a letter the other day from the CRA where they denied me for not providing proof of residence. On my 2nd call to t...
by US_Canada
Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Claiming parent in US as dependent in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 7852

I did the quick access and it only mentions that the account was assessed and refund deposited back in May. Nothing more. Did I really get audited? Or was it just one of those general letters they send me every year? Last year, they wanted to know how many times and what dates I had stepped out of C...
by US_Canada
Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:34 am
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Claiming parent in US as dependent in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 7852

Nelson,

I faxed them my reply on Oct 15th. Heard nothing back from them after that. Is this a good/bad or no sign?? Should I ask for status update on file by calling or letting sleeping dogs lie?

They had done my Notice of Assessment back in May and then sent me this letter in September.
by US_Canada
Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Claiming parent in US as dependent in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 7852

[quote="nelsona"] All the best. We'll leave it at that for now. BTW, Cdn civil servants are only twice as intelligent as US civil servants, so I wouldn't pin much hope on what they say over the phone.[/quote] Thanks and a mega-LOL@the civil servants comment. Glad to see even you have a sen...
by US_Canada
Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Claiming parent in US as dependent in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 7852

[quote="nelsona"]You know we've had this discussion before, just about your brother: http://forums.serbinski.com/viewtopic.php?t=2733 Same conclusion. For Cdn purposes, the dependent has to live with you for you to be able to claim him.[/quote] Yes, we did. However, when I called the CRA I...
by US_Canada
Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Claiming parent in US as dependent in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 7852

[quote="nelsona"]First off, you are not a deemed resident, which is in essence a government employee living abroad. Of course their dependents living abroad WITH THEM are granted special status becauser of the nature of their status. Again, if your DAD was living 3 streets away from you in...
by US_Canada
Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Claiming parent in US as dependent in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 7852

[quote="nelsona"]The key phrase is "the amount that would be so allowed if that other person were a resident of the first-mentioned State." As isaid, if he were living in another province from you, he would not be eligible. and thus the fact that he lives in US doesn't change thi...
by US_Canada
Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Claiming parent in US as dependent in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 7852

[quote="nelsona"]If you lived in US, you could claim the treaty, since he would be living with you. But you don't, so he is not, by the CRA rules, your dependent. This would be true if you worked in BC and he lived in Ontario, too, so the treaty doesn't help you, since it is not the fact t...
by US_Canada
Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Claiming parent in US as dependent in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 7852

Claiming parent in US as dependent in Canada

Hi, I live and work in Canada on a TN visa. However, I support my dad (who has no income) through paying rent on the apartment he shares with my brother, his car insurance, utilities, phone and DSL bills etc etc. Now I have a letter from the CRA asking me to explain (they already sent me the refund ...
by US_Canada
Tue May 20, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: What happens to EI for Americans working on TN in Canada?
Replies: 2
Views: 1961

I think I found the answer: essentially, there is a mechanism for US citizens/residents to claim unemployment benefits outside of Canada.

http://www1.servicecanada.gc.ca/en/ei/i ... #Residents

Now, nelsona can confirm/rebuke/qualify this finding if he chooses to. :)
by US_Canada
Tue May 20, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: What happens to EI for Americans working on TN in Canada?
Replies: 2
Views: 1961

What happens to EI for Americans working on TN in Canada?

This came to me over the long weekend :) If I were to be laid off, I'd have to return to the US since my work permit in Canada authorizes me to work only for that employer. So, how am I able to claim unemployment that I have paid into for over 4 years? Even more broadly asked, does it make sense for...
by US_Canada
Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: US Citizen, working in Canada, claiming dependent
Replies: 7
Views: 3528

[quote="nelsona"]Yes, it is immaterial. Most Cdns don't even get there own 2 year olds as dependants, so I wouldn't sweat this. Your a good brother though.[/quote] So other than RRSPs, there are no deductions available for folks on normal employment income? Specifically, this deduction isn...
by US_Canada
Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: US Citizen, working in Canada, claiming employment expenses
Replies: 3
Views: 1845

[quote="nelsona"]Nope.[/quote]

Thanks. Looks like I have nothing but RRSP deductions that can be claimed.
by US_Canada
Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: US Citizen, working in Canada, claiming employment expenses
Replies: 3
Views: 1845

US Citizen, working in Canada, claiming employment expenses

Hi, I work for a global consulting organization and we have our client here in Toronto, Canada. I am required to report to the client's (fixed location) office every day. To this end; I drive my personal car back and forth from my private residence. I get a performance bonus but not a sales commissi...