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I'm an Egyptian who worked for Schlumberger Oilfield

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JA: Hello. What is your issue regarding?
Customer: I'm an Egyptian who worked for Schlumberger Oilfield Services, a multinational. During my assignments with Schlumberger, I worked for 2 years in Canada, 2006 and 2007. I have not filed tax return for 2007. I would like to do this now. What is the procedure?
JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else important you think the Accountant should know?
Customer: Don't know if any other information is needed. Please let me know if you need more information.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Canada Tax
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
To help assess my case, when I left Canada in December 2007, I did leave behind any belongings. I was renting a town house during my stay in Calgary.
My company was using Deloitte for tax return filing and they helped file tax return for me in 2006. They initially told me I should get about 2000 dollars return, but when the taxes where filed, I got a note that I owe CRA about 450 dollars. (Note: actual amounts are available if needed.)
How can I pay the outstanding amount due? Which form do I need to fill, the 2007 form or 2016 form? Would you be able to help me file for tax return as well, or you can only advise on procedure.
Thank you
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
apologies for typo above .. I did NOT leave any belongings behind in Canada when I left
Expert:  bkb1956 replied 1 month ago.

Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

Based on the information you provided, you would have been considered a "deemed resident" of Canada during 2006 and 2007 if

  • You sojourned in Canada for 183 days or more (the 183-day rule) in the tax year, do not have significant residential ties with Canada, and are not considered a resident of another country under the terms of a tax treaty between Canada and that country.

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

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/nnrsdnts/ndvdls/dmd-eng.html#txblgtns

My best advice would be to contact a tax professional who can review your 2006 tax return for accuracy, determine that it was actually filed with CRA, and pay the amount due, if any.

You can then prepare your 2007 return, if necessary.

You would NOT fill out a 2016 tax return.

Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Thank you and best regards,

Barb

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