Landed Immigrant Taxes

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Subject: Landed Immigrant Taxes
Hi,
I work in the US on H1-B visa. If I get an immigrant visa from Canada and continue to live in the US do I have to pay income tax to Canada?

[07-10-2007,11:15]
[**.205.18.78]
StudyGirl
(in reply to: Landed Immigrant Taxes)
Yes; unless you claim non resident status.

Not sure about the PRs, but the citizens can do that, meaning citizens only have to pay tax to the US, don´t have to pay for Canada.

Tax Canada doesn´t specify this rule for Citizen or PR. But by the definition of PR, if you are not resident of Canada, then you may lose your PR status.

Lets see what others say.

[07-10-2007,11:23]
[**.152.223.163]
Departed_Canadian
(in reply to: Landed Immigrant Taxes)
I plan to work in the US for a couple of years and than go to Canada, but I am getting my Canadian PR next month. And I don´t want to be paying taxes to 3 countries: US, Canada and my home country. I wouldn´t have anything left!

Also, if I have to pay tax to canada, do they calculate it after what I have paid to other countries, or do I have to pay tax on the total amount of what I make.

[07-10-2007,11:38]
[**.205.18.78]
StudyGirl
(in reply to: Landed Immigrant Taxes)
If you do not file the non-resident status in Canada, then you have to pay additional tax in Canada after the amount that you already paid to the IRS. Not the full amount.

About the Non_Resident status; read here:
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/t4056/t4056-e.html

Though not sure whether it is applicable for the PRs. As a Citizen I got this advantage specially when I decided to settle in the US.

[07-10-2007,15:24]
[**.146.101.186]
Departed_Canadian
(in reply to: Landed Immigrant Taxes)
My understanding is that as long as you have no permanent ties to Canada (drivers licence, house, bank account, etc), you do not have to pay taxes simply because you have PR status. I think you are in the clear until you actually start living in Canada permanently. Please someone correct this information if I am wrong.
[08-10-2007,08:56]
[**.189.188.201]
wannabecanadian
(in reply to: Landed Immigrant Taxes)
wannabe,

You are correct; that is called Non-Resident status (no ties..no tax).

Problem is for the PRs, that means you are taking chance of losing PR status. Isn´t it? I´m also not 100% sure about that and very curious to know.

Tax Canadas Emigrant status doesn´t specify the immigration status.

[08-10-2007,09:31]
[***.254.208.242]
Departed_Canadian
(in reply to: Landed Immigrant Taxes)
Ask the Gurus here:
http://forums.serbinski.com/viewforum.php?f=2

This site is dedicated for US/Canada tax issues.

[08-10-2007,09:32]
[***.254.208.242]
Departed_Canadian
Can landed Immigrants claim taxes from the country orgin (in reply to: Landed Immigrant Taxes)
Can landed Immigrants claim taxes in Canada without a valid pay stubs from your country of orgin. The reason why I´m asking is that I´ve never worked in Canada.

What documents is needed or required to claim taxes if I haven´t got any.

[01-03-2012,20:25]
[**.79.164.80]
Ramone Thompson
Can landed Immigrants claim taxes from the country orgin (in reply to: Landed Immigrant Taxes)
would I expect money back if I´ve never worked in Canada. In Jamacia I´ve just worked from January to April in 2011 and came to Canada the first week of June. I created my pay stubs for taxes would this be valided.
[01-03-2012,20:39]
[**.79.164.80]
Landed Immigrant
(in reply to: Landed Immigrant Taxes)
you don´t get a Canadian refund if you haven´t paid anything.
[01-03-2012,23:44]
[**.16.209.125]
Sharon

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