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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: 5474

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: 2798

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: 2798

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: 3243

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: 4413

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: 4500

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: 4500

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: 4413

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: 7782

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: 2719

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: 7736

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: 3155

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: 7736

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: 3155

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...
by worryfreeinvestor
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: Resigning from H1B Job
Replies: 11
Views: 7736

How can it be "unconstitutional" for the province to require a two to three month wait before BC MSP coverage? There's nothing in the British North America Act that remotely mentions that! And the Canada Health Act doesn't guarantee health care to any individual. [i]That[/i] would be unconstitutiona...