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moi
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more us tax forms ...help

Post by moi » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:18 pm

ok, I thought paying my 2012 taxes ended my relationship with the US. Now, they are saying I have to keep filing for as long as I am getting alimony from the us...I am paying my taxes to CRA...So, I know I don't owe the irs any money,(I pay more in taxes in Can than I did in the US) but there are so many forms and I'm not sure which ones I have to fill out now. I have abandoned my PRC, but they haven't recognized that yet...Everytime I phone for help, I get a different answer from the irs. Am I missing any...
1040NR
form 114 not sure if I still need to file but I'll do it anyway
1116
8891
Thanks for your help.

moi
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Post by moi » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:13 pm

Not sure if I need form 8833, I saw that on the web. It seems like a lot of gibberish I don't understand.

MGeorge
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Post by MGeorge » Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:09 am

Hi,

I think you need to figure out for certain which tax form you need to file ie. 1040NR or 1040. I believe the US must recognize that you are no longer a PRC holder - there are others that know more about this, so I'll let them respond.

If 1040NR is correct, ie, you are not a US taxpayer due to your residence in Canada, and no US citizenship, then I believe you would only include the alimony and offset the tax using 1116.

Do other's agree with me? I'm not 100% sure on this one.
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MGeorge is neither an accounting nor taxation professional.

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