Moving to US as resident alien - tax withholding question

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farmerjoe
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Moving to US as resident alien - tax withholding question

Post by farmerjoe » Tue May 03, 2011 4:51 pm

Hi,

Thanks for these forums - they;re awesome - I will very likely be contacting your firm to help me with my returns next year!

I am a Canadian citizen moving to Texas on a TN visa in a month. I intend to meet first choice requirements as a US resident alien this year, and rent my house in Toronto. My questions are as follows:

1) The firm I am joining requires me to complete tax witholding forms. As I understand it I require only a W-4and W-9 - is that correct?

2) The W-9 makes reference to *possible* exemptions to witholding under the saving clause of a tax treaty (and if applicable asks for an attached statement to that affect) - are there any that are relevant for me?

Regards,
J

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Post by nelsona » Tue May 03, 2011 9:36 pm

Tax forum, please
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