Earnings in Canada

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DH
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Earnings in Canada

Post by DH »

Can a US citizen residing in Canada earn income from a Canadian employer in US dollars or a combination of US?Canadian? How would that effect withholding and taxes?
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Post by nelsona »

I presume this is a tax question.

Why not ask it on the tax forum, rather than on the immigration forum.
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Post by kayanat »

If an American citizen living in Canada wins a lottery, do the winnings have to be declared to the IRS? My husband is American, I am Canadian, and we live in Canada. If he buys a lottery ticket in Canada and wins a large sum of money, does he have to submit a form to the IRS declaring this?
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Yes.
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Post by nelsona »

He would report it on his 1040 which he should be submitting every year right now.
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Sorry i don't know it.
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Post by Jyrki21 »

In a situation like kayanat wrote about 3 years ago, what's to stop the couple from simply saying that the non-U.S. spouse owned the ticket? Is that perfectly fine?
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Nothing, as long as that is how he presents himself to the lottery board.
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