Options for Residency Status

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esp15
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Options for Residency Status

Post by esp15 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:54 am

My Wife and I and our four chhildren all have dual citizenship. I am a Physician and we decided to relocate back to Canada in 2011. I continue to spend the majority of my time working in the United States with only a small portion of the time living with my family in Canada. My children attend private school in Canada, but the whole family now has provincial health coverage. This scenario puts me at a very bad disadvantage with regards to taxes. My spouse does not current have any income. Is there a way for me to continue to be a US resident while my family remains Canadian residents? I spend more than 180 days in the US. If possible, what would be the advantages or disadvantages? I will also post this in the tax forum, but I needed the question about residency answered in this forum?

esp15
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I might have found the answer to my question in an old post

Post by esp15 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:47 am

You are a Canadian resident if any of the conditions below are met:
1. You or your spouse living in Canada.
2. You or your spouse having a permanent place to live in Canada.
3. You spending more than 183 days in Canada in one calendar year.

Is this correct?

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