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by mikem
Tue May 07, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Odd call from CRA
Replies: 5
Views: 2369

Odd call from CRA

So I had an odd call from the CRA today. I filed a departure return this year with 3 months of Canadian income only. The lady on the phone wanted to know my world income including US income. I asked why.. I thought I didn't need to report that since I'm a non-resident. She said yes you're a non resi...
by mikem
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: TurboTax Messed Up - Need to file Amended Return
Replies: 1
Views: 958

TurboTax Messed Up - Need to file Amended Return

So it seems that TurboTax didn't incluide the deduction for my dependant. I left the SSN blank since she was applying for an ITIN, and it looks like TurboTax didn't calculate the deduction. I reviewed my return later & punched in a fake number in TurboTax... low & behold I now owe $1,000 less tax! W...
by mikem
Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: First tax year in the USA
Replies: 7
Views: 2290

I ended up taking a trip down to the IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center. They were able to process the ITIN apps for my wife & kid without sending their passports away. I have to say, it was a rather entertaining experience -- really weird & obnoxious people, vagrants, illegal aliens and mentally ill ab...
by mikem
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: First tax year in the USA
Replies: 7
Views: 2290

Thanks again! So now I'm filling out the W-7 to get ITINs for my wife & kid. The IRS website says they now require "certified" copies of identification from the issuing agency. Is this for real? Do I really need to go to a Canadian consulate and get certified copies from them? It says alternately we...
by mikem
Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: First tax year in the USA
Replies: 7
Views: 2290

Thank you nelsona. One other quick question -- I cleared out my brokerage account in Canada before moving to the US... can I also claim an exemption on the capital gains from that sale?

Thanks.
by mikem
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: First tax year in the USA
Replies: 7
Views: 2290

First tax year in the USA

I moved to the US last March on H1B. My wife and daughter are both H4. We both had income in Canada during the first 3 months of 2012, so I've filed non-resident returns to Canada. I'm now trying to get my US taxes done but am not sure how to handle my Canadian income. I went to a "tax expert" local...
by mikem
Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:53 am
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: TN for Canadian IT Manager?
Replies: 10
Views: 6995

[quote="nelsona"]In general, management of people is not allowed on TN.

Your tasks must meet CSA definition, not that of a manager.[/quote]

That's what I thought. Thanks nelsona
by mikem
Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: TN for Canadian IT Manager?
Replies: 10
Views: 6995

So which category would an IT Manager fit under? I've worked in the US under TN as a technical worker, but never as a manager. Everything I've ever read stated that managers do NOT qualify for TN and must get an H1B. The closest thing to a manager listed on that page is a "Management Consultant" and...
by mikem
Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: TN for Canadian IT Manager?
Replies: 10
Views: 6995

So this list is no longer relevant?

http://www.grasmick.com/tnlist.htm
by mikem
Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: TN for Canadian IT Manager?
Replies: 10
Views: 6995

TN for Canadian IT Manager?

I just interviewed for a co. and they thought they could get me a "nafta visa" for an IT Management position. I told them I didn't think that was the case, but they were insistent.

Is it possible to work as an IT Manager (managing people) on TN?
by mikem
Sat May 21, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Canadian moving to US -- keep CDN house as rental property?
Replies: 2
Views: 1317

Canadian moving to US -- keep CDN house as rental property?

I'm considering moving back to the US again on another H1B in the near future. I'm thinking about keeping my house in Canada and renting it out. I recall previously that a lot of people thought this was a bad idea as it could make me deemed a tax resident in Canada. Is this still the case? I've been...
by mikem
Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: K3 Visa Processing Time
Replies: 0
Views: 2013

K3 Visa Processing Time

Hello, A co-worker of mine was a refugee claimant to Canada from El Salvador, but her application was denied. She is married to a US citizen, but was in the US illegally at the time of the marriage. Apparently she now has to return to El Salvador and wait for approval of a K3 visa before she can joi...
by mikem
Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: GC in a down economy?
Replies: 0
Views: 2065

GC in a down economy?

Is anyone having any luck getting employment-based green cards given the current high unemployment in the US? I can't imagine the case that could be made for no minimally-qualified American workers being available with over 9% unemployment (and much higher in many areas). For those who are successfu...
by mikem
Wed May 12, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Canadian with 401a from the US
Replies: 8
Views: 2942

Gotcha... thanks again, this helps immensely!
by mikem
Wed May 12, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Canadian with 401a from the US
Replies: 8
Views: 2942

Thank you for the feedback. Just to make sure I have everything clear -- if I were to roll over the 401a to a Roth IRA, I would be taxed during the rollover correct? The more reading I do, the more I wish I had of done that before moving back to Canadia.