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I am a Canadian nurse who has been working with a TN status in Florida since 2011. I have a Canadian incorporated company that owes a lot of money to the Quebec and Canada governments. Part of thoses will be transferred to my personal taxes. My accountant is telling me to file for bankruptcy. I told him I have not declared my American income to Canada since I workd here since I did not know. He said he will produce the addendums for late taxes and the best solution after all that would be to file for bankruptcy since I will owe too much money. Can any of this affect my Tn visa status or my future ability to be able to obtain a green card? I am currently engaged to an American and am planning to move here.
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Sorry for the delay. I just ask that if it is bad news that you not shoot the messenger. Shooting the messenger is either leaving a negative rating (usually reserved for rude or unprofessional experts) or not leaving a positive rating at all.

I cannot give tax advice, but as long as you do not engage in tax fraud or are convicted of a crime, it should not negatively effect you keeping and maintaining TN status nor should it negatively impact you getting a green card. Similarly, bankruptcy would not normally negatively impact either.

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My accountant is in the process of declaring my American income. The fact of not having declared them, could that be considered fraud?
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Hi there,

My apologies for posting a response here. Somehow, this question ended up on my question list. Please ignore any request or communications from me. You are working with Guillermo on this question. He will continue to do so.

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