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I am Canadian citizen living and working in the U.S. with

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I am Canadian citizen living and working in the U.S. with green card with my Canadian wife and 3 little kids. Do we still have to pay Canadian taxes if we net $120K?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Canada Tax
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Expert:  Legal Ease replied 1 year ago.
Have you severed all ties with Canada?

Do you have assets in Canada?

What did you do to your home?

Did you maintain membership in clubs?

Are you going up and back to maintain health coverage?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


No assets in Canada. Never had a home, always a renter. No club memberships. I go occasionally to visit family.


 


That leads to another question. How much time I need to spend in Canada each year to maintain health coverage?

Expert:  Legal Ease replied 1 year ago.
What province did you have health coverage in?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


ontario

Expert:  Legal Ease replied 1 year ago.
In Ontario you have to be in the province for it at least six months of the year in most cases to maintain health coverage through OHIP.

One of the main things the CRA looks at is health coverage. If you maintain OHIP coverage then you absolutely will have to file tax returns annually and be taxed on your income worldwide.

You will however get a foreign tax credit for any taxes paid in the US because the US and Canada have a tax treaty which will protect you from being doubly taxed.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


I am hardly staying one month a year. So, I don't have health coverage. Do I still have to pay any taxes?


 

Expert:  Legal Ease replied 1 year ago.
Not if you've severed all ties what so ever with Canada.

Read this:

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/nnrsdnts/ndvdls/nnrs-eng.html


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