I worked both in the US and Canada last year, while being resident in only one country. Am I required to report all of my income from both countries to both governments, or is there some rule or guideline about which income to report where?

  • 1
    Just a quick note that you're starting your tax planning awfully close to the deadlines in both countries.
    – fideli
    Apr 12, 2011 at 20:53
  • In which country are you a resident? Is your employment with the same company (US-based or CA-based)? Or did you work for two different companies in the same year (one in US, one in CA)?
    – harwig
    Apr 14, 2011 at 16:04

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Canada and the United States have a tax treaty, meaning that if you are resident in only one country, under most circumstances you would declare income only in the country of residence.

The raw information can be found here on the Canadian Department of Finance Web Site:

The IRS info is here:

The information is very technical. I would recommend that you speak with an accountant, particularly if you're talking large sums of money.

A less technical summary from the US Treasury:

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