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by worryfreeinvestor
Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Depositing U.S. dollar check drawn on CDN bank into U.S bank
Replies: 16
Views: 5917

Thanks. I did an ETF back in 2006 but now my CDN bank says it won't anymore - only a wire txr which is more expensive. How about having a family member in Canada mail me a US$ postal order? (Although I have seen letter-mail from Canada to US take 2 wks!)
by worryfreeinvestor
Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Depositing U.S. dollar check drawn on CDN bank into U.S bank
Replies: 16
Views: 5917

Depositing U.S. dollar check drawn on CDN bank into U.S bank

Apologies in advance if this question is inappropriate: It's simply transactional, not really about tax or accounting. I've got a U.S. dollar checking account at one of the big 5 Canadian banks from when I lived there. I haven't dipped into it since immigrating to U.S. a few years ago. It's got a fe...
by worryfreeinvestor
Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: FBAR and PAYPAL
Replies: 5
Views: 3099

PayPal

Thaks, Amerinuck, I was a little bass ackwards because I was looking at PayPal US. I went to PyaPal Canada and it looks like if I have an account at PayPal Canada I can txr money to friends and family in the US but it incurs a fee (on top of the forex trade) of about 1.02% that has no cap. I.e. a $1...
by worryfreeinvestor
Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: FBAR and PAYPAL
Replies: 5
Views: 3099

PayPal

This post is a little off topic, but if you have a PayPal account you may be able to advise. I've read elsewhere than an effective way to transfer C$ from Canada into US$ in the US is via PayPal. But I don't quite see it. Can I just set up a Canadian PayPal /c and a US PayPal a/c and transfer money?...
by worryfreeinvestor
Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Dual Citizenship Tax Implications
Replies: 6
Views: 3417

This is a pesky little bug with me but it bothers me whan I read someone write that they are "applying for dual citizenship" because there is no such thing. I know we use the term "dual citizen" in the vernacular, but you don't "apply to become a dual citizen": You apply to become a US citizen (whil...
by worryfreeinvestor
Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: Giving up Canadian citizenship?
Replies: 5
Views: 4773

Dalyo says he's a Canuck.
by worryfreeinvestor
Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: Can Perm. Resident Work in Canada For One Year
Replies: 5
Views: 4850

Thanks as always. Not that I expect anything dramatic to happen, but I'm very grateful I got my green card last year and nobody knows where the next pink slip will land do they? If I end up out on my kiester, it's nice to know I can look for work outside the Obama Nation, too, and return when the re...
by worryfreeinvestor
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: Can Perm. Resident Work in Canada For One Year
Replies: 5
Views: 4850

Nelsona, about the "sleep test": If I have a green card, sleep in Point Roberts WA every night, drive to Vancouver BC every day to my office and back to Pt Roberts after work, again and again, that I maintain continuous presence in U.S. and the clock to naturalization ticks just like if I never cros...
by worryfreeinvestor
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: Giving up Canadian citizenship?
Replies: 5
Views: 4773

I am amazed that they require you to renounce Canadian citizenship. I had a Canadian friend, in Canada, working for a Canadian engineering company's Canadian office, that was working on a US DOD project that required very high-security clearance. I was surprised at this, but he told me that U.S. law...
by worryfreeinvestor
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: GC to US Citizenship
Replies: 12
Views: 8364

I get the drift from the thread that the questioners are Canadian citizens returning to work in Vancouver or Edmonton. If so, would this [u][i]increase[/i][/u] or [u][i]decrease[/i][/u] the risk of US CBP questioning them upon return to U.S, compared to if they were (e.g.) Indian citizens with U.S. ...
by worryfreeinvestor
Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: I-140 ok'd, not I-485, H1-B expired, no AP yet: Travel ok?
Replies: 2
Views: 2965

I-140 ok'd, not I-485, H1-B expired, no AP yet: Travel ok?

I know this is not kosher, but I wanted to get informal feedback: I'll hold nobody responsible for their advice! My 1-140 was approved on July 31, 2008, but I-485 still not adjudicated. My H1-B will expire in September and my AP will not be ok'd until early 2009. I want to travel to Canada for Chris...
by worryfreeinvestor
Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: Resigning from H1B Job
Replies: 11
Views: 8280

Well, you took care of your friend by giving him a home and support for three months in the face of government indifference. That sounds pretty Canadian (and American) to me! I hope that if I were called upon in the same way I'd have the spirit to do it.
by worryfreeinvestor
Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: Why is I-766 Employment Authorization Card backdated a year?
Replies: 3
Views: 3408

Thanks muchly. I thought it was a typo and it sure looks like "no harm, no foul" so I'll let sleeping dogs lie.
by worryfreeinvestor
Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: Resigning from H1B Job
Replies: 11
Views: 8280

Mikem mentioned unconstitutional. Seriously veering off topic here, but in the June 2005 Chaoulli-Zeliotis judgment, the Supreme Court of Canada found that provincial health acts that conform to the Canada Health Act actually [i]violate[/i] Canadians' rights under the Charter of Rights & Freedoms be...
by worryfreeinvestor
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: Why is I-766 Employment Authorization Card backdated a year?
Replies: 3
Views: 3408

Why is I-766 Employment Authorization Card backdated a year?

Citizenship & Immigration Services e-mailed me 3/31/08 that my card was in the mail. (This is the first card I've had: Have been on H1-B and applied I-140/I-485 in February 2008.) Received card 4/5/08 and it states on it: "Card valid from 03/26/07 expires 03/25/09". Why is it backdated a year? Or is...