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by mikem
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: Green card holders bringing a parent to USA
Replies: 1
Views: 516

Green card holders bringing a parent to USA

Is there any way for green card holders to bring an elderly parent to the US as a dependent? My mother in law is soon to be a widow and she’s not really capable of living on her own. We just recently became US permanent residents, so US citizenship is still a few years away. Is there any way we ca...
by mikem
Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Foreign Account Reporting Confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 1711

Thanks nelsona. When I resubmit the TD for last year, should I include only the accounts that were missed or also include the one that I did declare?
by mikem
Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Foreign Account Reporting Confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 1711

Meant to say FinCen Form 114 not Form 112. Not sure where I got the 112 from.

Thanks!
by mikem
Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Foreign Account Reporting Confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 1711

Foreign Account Reporting Confusion

Moved to the US in early 2012. Retained a total of 3 Canadian bank accounts when I moved here, one with a balance of around $52K, the others next to nothing (one has $2.16 and the other fluctuated throughout the year, usually no more than $300-400 balance) & were primarily used for paying credit car...
by mikem
Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Non-Resident Tax Return for Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 2280

Non-Resident Tax Return for Canada

Wife & I have lived in the US since March 2012. We spent all of 2013 living in the US and I was expecting to file only US returns this year, but she just received a T4 from Canada for around $1,000 in income. She did not actually work during 2013 & this appears to have been maternity leave benefits ...
by mikem
Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: I-94 Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 3633

Not sure if anyone is still reading this forum, but I walked across at San Ysidro on the weekend. Only had to spend about 30 seconds in Mexico before I was back in line for US customs. Took about 2 hours in total but I didn't have any problems.
by mikem
Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: I-94 Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 3633

I would use the San Ysidro crossing if that makes any difference.

Thanks.
by mikem
Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: I-94 Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 3633

I-94 Issues

Canadians living in the US, I'm H1B status and dependants are H4 -- we went back to Canada for Christmas. On our way back, DHS border agent discovers that my passport will expire before my I-94. We get hauled inside and all of our I-94's replaced with one that expires on the same day as my passport,...
by mikem
Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Tax credit for dependant child
Replies: 7
Views: 2649

I was using software. My kid is a Canadian citizen and didn't have an ITIN yet, so I left the SSN field empty, which resulted in the software not including the credit.
by mikem
Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Tax credit for dependant child
Replies: 7
Views: 2649

Thanks nelsona! I just filed my 1040X to get the $1,000 IRS credit but it looks like everything on the Canadian side is already correct.
by mikem
Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Tax credit for dependant child
Replies: 7
Views: 2649

Tax credit for dependant child

Is there any sort of tax credit on a Canadian return for a dependent child when the child lives with two parents? Based on what I'm reading, we can not claim the credit on line 305 since we are a married couple... is that correct? If so, is there any other credit I could claim?? This is our first ye...
by mikem
Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Moving Expense Deduction
Replies: 1
Views: 1358

Moving Expense Deduction

Moved from Canada to USA last year. Should I have been able to include my moving expenses on my CDN tax return? I did so, but it looks like they were disallowed... I thought it would be allowed since the move was to be closer to a new job? Or is it completely disallowed since my residency status cha...
by mikem
Wed May 08, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Effective tax dates
Replies: 13
Views: 3561

Taxpoor: chill out. nelsona has been an immense help to countless people and can run circles around most so-called "tax pro's". Give the man some respect... he has certainly earned it.
by mikem
Wed May 08, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Odd call from CRA
Replies: 5
Views: 2099

It says $10,822. Cursed TurboTax!

Fortunately my Canadian net income was only $1,955, so I don't think I have too much to worry about :)
by mikem
Tue May 07, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Odd call from CRA
Replies: 5
Views: 2099

Ah ok makes sense, thanks nelsona!

BTW -- I did use TurboTax and specified a departure date of 3/1/2012.