I am a Permanent Resident 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 reply and guidance. Thank you.
This has two answers. One is when you are a US citizen. I know little of that. In this case, the US wants to tax you despite you are not in the country irregardless of who you are working for. Beyond that, I do not know.
Now ,if you are a citizen of some other country than the US (you can be Canadian or Hungarian like me or dual citizen like me in a month, doesn't matter) then you can't be an employee of a US company unless you get hold of a work visa which is really hard. So you are likely to be a contractor. There's a an entire legal minefield here where the CRA might treat you an employee vs being self employed . I will point you to http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/rc4110/README.html and not dwell on this. I am not your lawyer or accountant. Be sure to get one of each.