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by Diskdoctor
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: US Citizen / Can Resident with US source income
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: US Citizen / Can Resident with US source income

What is your interpretation of this income? It's on a 1099-R so it's clear where it gets reported for US income tax. From my reading of the treaty this is not a pension. It is also not an annuity since it is a one time distribution and "not a periodic payment" (Article XIII-4a). Therefore the 15% ta...
by Diskdoctor
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: US Citizen / Can Resident with US source income
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: US Citizen / Can Resident with US source income

Thanks for the help on that. 'guess I'll be learning how to do the foreign tax credit from the Canadian side.
by Diskdoctor
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: US Citizen / Can Resident with US source income
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: US Citizen / Can Resident with US source income

After some further research this might be simplest if the income can be resourced by treaty and included in a 1116. Is there a reference somewhere to what types of income are eligible to be resourced?
by Diskdoctor
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: US Citizen / Can Resident with US source income
Replies: 7
Views: 472

US Citizen / Can Resident with US source income

I'm working on income taxes for my retired father-in-law who is a US citizen but Canadian resident. In 2018 he cashed in a life insurance policy held in the US so he received a 1099-R which indicated the distribution amount and the taxable portion. I assume the taxable portion from the 1099-R is als...
by Diskdoctor
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: is OAS clawback tax?
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: is OAS clawback tax?

Yeah, even with the splitting. He's been pulling some additional money out of the retirement funds the last couple of years.
by Diskdoctor
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: is OAS clawback tax?
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: is OAS clawback tax?

Thanks for the confirmation! The 'need' for the foreign tax credit is due to income splitting. He splits pension income with his wife for Canadian taxes. She is not a US citizen so doesn't file US taxes. His full pension amount is taxable in the US so he needs as much foreign tax credit from the 111...
by Diskdoctor
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: is OAS clawback tax?
Replies: 4
Views: 299

is OAS clawback tax?

Just going over my father-in-law's taxes and would like to confirm I am treating this amount properly. Is the social benefits repayment (i.e. OAS clawback; T1 lines 235/422) a tax? I want to make sure that including it as foreign tax when completing U.S. form 1116 is correct. At first glance I wasn'...
by Diskdoctor
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Reporting requirements for defined contribution RPP
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Reporting requirements for defined contribution RPP

OK, thanks nelsona for the feedback!

She'll have to file some amended FBARs.

When I get to doing her taxes I'll have to review how I've handled the pension contributions (hers and employers) in the past.
by Diskdoctor
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Reporting requirements for defined contribution RPP
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Reporting requirements for defined contribution RPP

Through her employment (in Canada) my wife is part of her employer's defined contribution registered pension plan. The employer matches employee contributions 1:1. She has some control over the investments as she can choose between a few different options and she knows the current value of the accou...
by Diskdoctor
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: RESP Reporting in 3520
Replies: 5
Views: 1289

In 3520A part III (balance sheet) after withdrawing everything I just reported it all as zero. This may not be correct. I guess if you weren't withdrawing everything it would have to go somewhere. I would probably use line 19. If you attach an explanation you should have it covered. This is only a s...
by Diskdoctor
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: RESP Reporting in 3520
Replies: 5
Views: 1289

I would report it as a distribution from the one and a contribution to the other.

Have you taken a look at this thread? It has a lot of discussion on the details of filling out these forms:
viewtopic.php?t=4187&postdays=0&postord ... 20&start=0
by Diskdoctor
Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Claim all Canadian income tax as FTC?
Replies: 14
Views: 2763

Thanks. I appreciate your responses.
by Diskdoctor
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Claim all Canadian income tax as FTC?
Replies: 14
Views: 2763

sorry, the amount from 2) is entered on 1116 line 8
by Diskdoctor
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Claim all Canadian income tax as FTC?
Replies: 14
Views: 2763

I'm sure you're right about me having some confusion :) I think I follow what you're saying. My question has to do with a situation where in the current tax year the taxpayer has enough other Canadian sourced income (RRIFs) that they need to use the full credit amount in the current year. The taxpay...
by Diskdoctor
Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Claim all Canadian income tax as FTC?
Replies: 14
Views: 2763

nelsona, I understand from your explanation that the Canadian tax due to CPP/OAS/SS can produce a FTC but it can't be applied against the current year's tax. Is it possible to do this in a year where the entire FTC is needed to offset US taxes? Would this be the process: - Full amount of the FTC for...