I am a Canadian citizen currently working in Washington state under a TN visa, starting in August 2018. I have some questions pertaining to residency status and how it affects what taxes I have to file. Because I moved to the US later in the year, I don't think I meet the 183-day requirement to be considered a resident alien in the US. Conversely, I think I am just barely over the 183-day requirement to be considered a Canadian resident, thanks to some vacations I took earlier in the year. I don't own any property or assets in Canada, aside from my chequing and savings accounts (no TFSA or RRSP). Nearly all of my income in 2018 was from the US; the only Canadian income I had was a small amount of interest from my savings account. For all intents and purposes, I have moved permanently to the US and severed residential ties with Canada.
I believe I can file as a dual status alien in the US because I will definitely be a resident alien for 2019. If I do that, will I be deemed a non-resident of Canada? If so, am I correct that I won't have to report my US income to the CRA?
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