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by worryfreeinvestor
Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Three questions re.: IRAs
Replies: 14
Views: 2869

Thank you. Yes, I am planning to Rothify as much as possible, for the reason you cite. WRT, to the U.S source consulting income, is there not another problem? RRSP contribution limits are based on previous year's tax return. But I will not have a 2015 tax return for Canada. I have not done one for a...
by worryfreeinvestor
Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Three questions re.: IRAs
Replies: 14
Views: 2869

Three questions re.: IRAs

Colleagues, I am a citizen of both Canada and the U.S., currently living in the U.S. and planning to move to Canada for salaried employment. I have read the threads but I find them a little confusing. If anyone can help with the following questions, I'd appreciate it. One thing I do understand, is t...
by worryfreeinvestor
Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to Canada
Topic: Passport
Replies: 5
Views: 8888

I just want to make sure this is still current information. I am a Canadian citizen and a U.S. citizen. I have lived in U.S. since 2005. I have valid Canadian and U.S. passports but have not travelled to Canada since becoming a U.S. citizen. I'll be flying from U.S. to Toronto for two days for a fam...
by worryfreeinvestor
Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: RRSP
Replies: 13
Views: 5632

Thank you. As I note in my original post, I made the 8891 election in 2005 and every year since. So, my 1040s are accurate. It is only FBAR that concerns me. Do you think they'll fine me for never having filed FATCA/FinCEN 114 (or whatever its predecessor was called)?
by worryfreeinvestor
Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: RRSP
Replies: 13
Views: 5632

Thank you. What steps would you recommend to "fix it"? My situation is much simpler than the other ones I see here.
by worryfreeinvestor
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: RRSP
Replies: 13
Views: 5632

RRSP: 8891 and FATCA FINCen 114

My question is a little different. I am a citizen of both Canada and the U.S. and resident of the U.S., where I continue to work full-time (i.e. taxable resident of U.S.). I moved to U.S. to work in 2005 (and became naturalized in 2014). I have reported the value of my (and my spouse's) RRSPs on 889...
by worryfreeinvestor
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: I-bond Interest payable in Canada
Replies: 15
Views: 5305

I don't understand what dw means when he uses the verb "claim". I think he means "report". Do I understand that if I am a US citizen resident in Canada and I own I Savings Bonds I pay Canada as the interest accrues? Or does Canada follow the US? That is, I bought the I Bonds when I was a US resident...
by worryfreeinvestor
Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: USCs resident in Canada: file jointly/separately?
Replies: 3
Views: 1194

Thank you!

I'll look up the IRA conversion
by worryfreeinvestor
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: USCs resident in Canada: file jointly/separately?
Replies: 3
Views: 1194

USCs resident in Canada: file jointly/separately?

My wife and I are Canadian citizens living in the U.S. who have just become U.S. citizens. We will shortly be moving back to Canada for my work (Sod's Law!) My wife is, and will remain, unemployed. When we lived in Canada, we filed our tax returns separately but in the U.S., we have filed jointly. W...
by worryfreeinvestor
Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Taking stab at 3520, -A for TFSA
Replies: 157
Views: 135479

Thank you. I am afraid I do not follow the term "passive income tax". Does that mean income tax on ono-sheltered investment income, e.g. coupons, dividends, capital gains? I have not yet filled out a PFIC or 3520 so my question is very basic. I plan to do a "mock" tax return shortly so I suppose it ...
by worryfreeinvestor
Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Pre- US naturalization but return to Canada: Should I do it?
Replies: 9
Views: 1871

Well, I don't want to NIIT-pick...
by worryfreeinvestor
Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Taking stab at 3520, -A for TFSA
Replies: 157
Views: 135479

Would I be correct in stating that if a US citizen moves to Canada, he should never open a TFSA?
by worryfreeinvestor
Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Pre- US naturalization but return to Canada: Should I do it?
Replies: 9
Views: 1871

I see that NIIT is an Obamacare tax.
by worryfreeinvestor
Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Pre- US naturalization but return to Canada: Should I do it?
Replies: 9
Views: 1871

Never even heard of it! So far, the TFSA is the one that gies me pause. I wonder if that is just a question of time lag.
by worryfreeinvestor
Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Pre- US naturalization but return to Canada: Should I do it?
Replies: 9
Views: 1871

That is great information. Thank you.