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Should I get tax credits/refunds from a RRSP sale NR4 from Canada or from the US?

Canadian living and working in US. I sold my Canadian RRSP and had a bunch of money withheld. My income in Canada is 0 except the RRSP withdraw. Should I file my NR4 somewhere in the Canadian return ...
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Capital Gain or Loss Calculation for Mergers & Acquisitions (Canada)

I have a question about calculating capital gains/losses for mergers and acquisitions in which fractional shares and cash are provided as part of the transaction. What part should be listed as capital ...
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Canadian Citizen and Non Resident for tax purposes

I am a Canadian citizen was a non resident for tax purposes. If I sold stock shares in January 2016 and became officially a Canadian resident again in April 2016 (3 months after selling the stock), ...
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US citizen paying capital gain taxes in Canada on sale of property in US

My son, who is a US citizen living and working Canada. Just sold a piece of property which he inherited in the US. The capital gains was $160,000 and US Federal and State capital gains taxes came to ...
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Break even point of mortgage prepayment penalty vs anniversary payment

I want to calculate the optimal way to apply a $100,000 inheritance to my mortgage and am having difficulty figuring this out. I am in Canada and if I apply all of the money on the mortgage ($170,000 ...
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IT Contractor in BC, Canada on 2 year visa - options for getting paid?

I have been offered an IT contract in BC, Canada - my first contract here in Canada. I have recently moved here from UK on a 2 year working holiday visa. I have my SIN and am free to work anywhere. ...
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How does splitting one Canadian Pension Plan payment reduce a household's overall tax bill?

Source: p 350 of Personal Finance For Canadians For Dummies (5 ed, 2011), by Eric Tyson, Tony Martin. Some couples choose to split one of their CPP payments as a way to balance out their ...
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Canadian's Brokerage Account Forced To Close In USA

Scottrade letter says an account is being closed to due "business and regulatory considerations" What regulations is the letter from Scottrade referring to?
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Papers Needed For Taxes For Independent Contractors/Sole Proprietors?

I have never filed taxes solely on my own as I work for corporation, which generally handles necessary paperwork. I have become interested in being an independent contractor, but would like to know ...
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Who pays for medical reports, if the insurance company needs to re-evaluate a policy?

Does my mother or the Insurance Company? For the History, please see points 4, 5 here.
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What to do, if insurance company is reevaluating your Permanent Life policy but you need to buy Term Life Insurance?

Question: I do not know what to do and hope for some objective advice. Should I apply for a Term Life insurance now? Or should we wait 10 weeks? I do not even know if my mom is covered during this ...
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Does government track wu transfer?

I have been sending money to my family back in China over year now and probably sent 25000. But last week I was trying to send it through wu agian and they put it on hold and decline saying it ...
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Canadian in California - filing taxes as a non-resident

I moved to the US from Canada end of November 2015 for a new job (about 35 days in 2015 with new job). Haven't worked in the US before and have only visited maybe 40 days over the last 3 years purely ...
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Tax Efficient Medium Term Investment Options (Flexible Timeline)

I have recently opened up a new taxable investment account with the intent of growing my money set aside for short to medium term financial goals (i.e., 2-5 years with no fixed deadline). Unlike my ...
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Do US retirees pay income tax in Canada if they move there?

I am a US citizen, retired, considering a move to Victoria, Canada. Assuming I can get permission from the Canadian government to establish full-time residency, my question is: Will I have to pay ...
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tax on money transferred to canada

I am a Canadian citizen . I have a small property from my country of origin. The value is less than 100,000 Cdn $. If I sell my property and transfer the money to Canada, is there a tax payment ...
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canadian citizen who has not filed a canadian tax return in 30 years

i'm a canadian citizen, have always lived in canada, and have not filed a tax return in 30 years. I also have not been in anyone's 'employment' during that time. In addition the last income I did ...
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Does RBC in Canada report to Equifax or Transunion?

Anybody have a RBC credit card and know which agency they report to?
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Should I sell/transfer an investment and pay capital gains tax, if it means investing it most wisely?

I married someone with about 100k in an investment portfolio that I do not think aligns with our financial objectives. I want to transfer this to a new joint portfolio (new institution too), but doing ...
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Exemption of foreign self-employment income for dual-status tax year

Here's my timeline: Canadian citizen, by birth, moved to US in 2003. Living in US, granted greencard from June, 2011. Returned to Canada in December, 2013 (permanently) Relinquished Greencard, May ...
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Why does my 1.5 years old credit card not appear on my credit report?

I tried to buy my credit score on Equifax but it wouldn't let me buy it but told me I can purchase a report for $15 instead of the $25 one required for my rental application. So in the $15 one it was ...
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Does a Canadian Equifax credit report have one's age on it?

I have never got a credit report before and I want to know whether it includes age because I need to show it to rent a place but I'm not comfortable with anybody knowing my age. Credit reports from ...
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Do I need to file Federal Tax returns under dual status?

I worked in US from January 2015 to October 2015 on a non-immigrant visa. I moved to Canada in November 2015 on a temporary work permit. Do I need to file my tax return as a non-resident alien for ...
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What should I do if my mother forgot to disclose an illness on her life insurance application?

I only became aware today of the question's title while organising old files today. My family is Canadian. A kind person but with poor memory, my mother bought Permanent Life Insurance in Summer ...
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US taxes, 1040ez form health coverage

I have been working in the US as a Canadian for only a couple of months and have not been covered for the full 12 months for health insurance. On the 1040ez form, what do I put for the health ...
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I unknowingly went $1200 over my credit card limit, how do I fix it?

I got a RBC Visa in Canada which I continued to use trusting that I could never go over my limit (except maybe $100 over as stated by a teller to me when I asked why was I able to go $1200 over). So ...
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How do you find an ethical, honest independent insurance broker in Canada?

I live in Toronto. I hope to buy a 20-year Term Life Insurance for my (gullible) mother of age 58 to replace her Permanent Life Insurance (which I believe that the evil insurance agent exploited her ...
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Does a Whole Life Insurance policy for a child need his/her consent after he/she turns 18? [closed]

I am 25 years old, have no dependents, have NEVER smoked, do NOT need any Life Insurance, and do not plan to marry or have kids at all. I live in Canada. I just discovered today that my mother bought ...
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Should a 26-year-old keep or surrender a Paid-Up Whole Life Insurance?

Question: Right now, what should my 26-year-old cousin do with a Paid-Up Whole Life Insurance? Keep or surrender for cash? My 26-year-old cousin's insurance agent has confirmed the following details ...
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What tips are useful for a US student/resident interning in Canada over the summer?

I will be interning in Toronto over the summer and was just wondering if anyone would be willing to give any tidbits of advice/tips on how best to manage finance. I will be making roughly $750 CAD ...
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What is the method to calculate pension adjustment as shown on a T4?

How does an employer calculate Pension Adjustment (Box 52 on T4). Is it the amount of money that the employer contributes on my behalf each year to the company's pension plan + any optional ...
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Can I withdraw money from my rrsp if I made excess contribution by mistake?

If by mistake, I exceed the contribution limit to my RRSP, can I withdraw it from my RRSP, to avoid paying penalty? e.g Let us say my RRSP room is 18k, but I contributed 22k, so any contribution in ...
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Why did my RRSP contribution room go down, even though my income is the same?

I noticed that my RRSP contribution room for 2015 is much less than the RRSP room for 2014. My income has been the same, so why did the RRSP room go down? It is not even 18% of my income, which is ...
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Initial investment in sole proprietorship

I've sole proprietorship business in Ontario. So far I've been doing web site and custom software development. Then I open up an account for stock trading under same business name. And put some ...
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HST for sole proprietorship business

I've sole proprietorship business in Ontario. I've charged my client HST. After he paid I came to know that I was not suppose to charge HST. I don't have HST number. How do I report HST on my tax ...
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Start date of sole proprietorship business (Ontario)

I've registered sole proprietorship business in Ontario, Canada in Sep, 2015. My first deposit in bank account was in Oct,2015. When I file my tax return, what would be my start date for business?
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Wage earners of age ≥ 60 with dependents: What Life Insurance, if any, should they buy?

Source: p 336, Personal Finance For Canadians For Dummies (4 ed, 2006; but a 5 ed (2010) exists) by T. Martin, E. Tyson [Insurance Agent alleges:] “You won’t be able to afford term insurance when ...
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For insurance, why should you refuse $4,000/year for only 10 years and prefer $500/year indefinitely?

Source: p 336, Personal Finance For Canadians For Dummies (4 ed, 2006; but a 5 ed (2010) exists) by T. Martin, E. Tyson “Cash value policies are all paid up after x years. You don’t want to be ...
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Why would parents, of a young adult without dependents, not profit from the young adult's Term Life Insurance?

Hereafter 'Young Adult' means someone of age 18-35 and shall be abbreviated YA. These answers unanimously declare (per p 332 of Personal Finance For Canadians For Dummies (4 ed, 2006, but note that ...
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What insurance (if any) should a 26 year old without income buy?

Question: Given 4, should my cousin continue with Permanent Life Insurance, change to Term Life, or cease and desist from any insurance? Details: 1. Living in Canada, my healthy cousin is 26 years ...
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A lone income earner of 60 year old with 2 dependents: Should he buy Term or Permanent Insurance?

Question: Should my uncle continue with Permanent Insurance, change to Term Life Insurance, or does he not need any life insurance (but see 4 beneath)? Details: My uncle is 60 years old, and ...
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How do I claim Canadian EI received while living in the US on my US taxes?

I immigrated to the US from Canada last summer, and shortly thereafter started claiming Canadian Employment Insurance I was entitled to. Now, I'm filing both my US and Canadian taxes, but I'm not sure ...
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election to pay fair market value

My wife and I own a property which we bought for 15,000$ 30 years ago. It is now worth 140,000$. We are separating and I want to buy her half. She will have to pay CGTax in BC Canada on her share. I ...
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PR Canadian working remotely to a US company

Hi I am a PR in Canada doing remote work for a company in the US, how would i get paid and what are the required documents from me and from the company in the US so all can be legal. appreciate your ...
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To know if you have filed taxes before in Canada?

I am in Canada, I recently filed my taxes with HR block I was supposed to get close to $3500 back accord to HR Block because I hadn't filed for two years(at least I am 95% sure I have). I just got a ...
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Canadian couple working in US, can I file using TurboTax, do I need to file an “FBAR”?

My wife and I are Canadians living and working in the US. Have been here long enough to be considered resident-aliens (I think, based on this substantial presence test I switched from being NRA to RA ...
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Buying a house to partially rent out - what to consider?

I'm considering buying a house in the next year or so, and my plan is to rent out room(s) to help pay off my mortgage. I have no debt and will have a 20% down payment on the house, and intend on ...
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Advice on how to minimize taxes when selling US stock

I live in Canada and own US stock, I have filled W8 form and it says that the account is W8 Ben certified. I sold already some shares and was surprised that I paid 15% taxes on total amount? I thought ...
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401K non resident alien -early withdrawl penalty 10%

I have a 401K with over 100 k in it . My question is if my former employer's 401k plan does not withhold the 10 % early withdrawal penalty, will I need to pay this with a US tax return ? after or ...
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Advice on money transfer business

Some of friends at Bangladesh work with clients from USA, and they often face problems in getting paid. They are suggesting a business plan to me. I would create a Xoom/Paypal account. It will be ...