I am a Canadian with TN status in working and living in Puerto Rico (company is from Puerto Rico). Where am I supposed to file taxes? How do I go about doing this?I looked at the canadian revenue agency website and what they told me is tax liability is determined by ties to the country. Well according to their form, I have more ties to Puerto Rico. Also, since I have left for x amount of time I no longer have healthcare privileges which is another thing on their ties to a country form. This is very confusing!!
Called the canada revenue agency for infomation more than once.
Talked to some people that prepare taxes (they may be wrong though)
Went online to various forums and tried to look extensively on google
Read the US tax article
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I am happy to answer but I have a few more questions.When did you leave Canada?What are your ties to Canada?How often to your return to Canada and for how long?Thanks
I left Canada November 3 2007. My ties to Canada are a bank account. My brother and sisters live here as well as my parents. I return about once a year for 2 weeks on average.
It sounds to me that you have done enough to prove that you severed all ties with Canada and that you are not a resident of Canada.You just go to visit your family and quite importantly you have given up your health insurance.So at this stage it does not seem that you do need to report your income to the CRA. When you left you should have filed a form with the CRA indicating that you were severing your ties.You can actually ask the CRA to consider your position and decide if they want to treat you as a non-resident or not.I suggest you read the information here:http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/nnrsdnts/ndvdls/lvng-eng.htmlAnd then decide if you want to ask them for a decision or not.