US citizen lived in Canada for 6 months

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Hihello
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US citizen lived in Canada for 6 months

Post by Hihello » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:22 pm

Hi,

I lived in Canada for 6 months, I transferred offices with the same employer and was on a work visa. Do I still file my us taxes the same as if I never moved away? Do I need to file Canadian taxes? Any forms I should know given the short residency?

Thanks!

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Re: US citizen lived in Canada for 6 months

Post by nelsona » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:22 pm

Your US taxes will be the same: even if you lived in Canada for decades, you would still report world income on a 1040.
Were you an employee of a Cdn company? If so, you definitely will need to file a Cdn return as well.
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Re: US citizen lived in Canada for 6 months

Post by Hihello » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:01 am

Yes it was a Canadian company.

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Re: US citizen lived in Canada for 6 months

Post by nelsona » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:10 am

So you will need to report the wages on a CDn return for the province your worked in, and use the taxes related (including EI and CPP contributions) as a credit on your US return.
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