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How do I enter Canadian tax info from US form 1042-S and record captial gains from cashing in stock options?

I am assuming these issues are related. I am working in Canada for a US company. I buy stock options every quarter. In 2011 I cashed in some stock options and received the cash. How do I enter the ...
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Can I transfer stocks from a margin account to a TFSA to avoid capital gains tax?

I am new to trading and ended up opening a margin account rather than a TFSA a few months ago. I know I can sell my stock and then buy it again in the TFSA, but the stock price has gone up and I am ...
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RRSP contributions in first 60 days of calendar year

RRSP contributions made in the first 60 days of the current calendar 2021, can be claimed in the prior year 2020, or later tax returns. Regarding RRSP contribution limits. If the contribution is made ...
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Canada - Can I make an in-kind transfer to avoid paying capital gains?

I am planning on paying my girlfriend back 18K, which she plans on putting in her RRSP. Rather than sell funds that are in my non-registered investment account (which would cause me to pay capital ...
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Can a stolen Government cheque be cashed by someone else?

I received a trillium check in the mail, I didn't sign it yet. The cheque was stolen and I want to know if she signs the cheque and deposits it into her ATM can she withdrawal the money right away?
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How do I update my address with Transunion and Equifax and what are they?

I recently applied for a credit card with a bank I had never done business with before. One day I got a confusing call from them. From what I understood Equifax and Transunion have an old address on ...
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Incorporating a Canadian business with a US founder

I'm a Canadian citizen who is a American permanent resident residing in the USA. My cofounder is a Canadian citizen residing in Canada. We are incorporating a business that will be operating in Canada ...
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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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Segregated Fund - should I get it?

My advisor is trying to sell me Segregated Fund / investment loan, in summary, it is something like this: Canada Life (through National Bank) will lend me 100K to invest The annual interest is 2.7% - ...
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As a Canadian, how can I apply for and get a U.S. credit card?

I am a Canadian permanent resident (neither Canadian nor U.S. citizen). I already have a checking account at Harris along with a debit MasterCard. However, there are really nice point-accruing cards ...
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Do employer matching contributions in an RRSP count towards the contribution room?

My employer gives a matching contribution for my RRSP. So let us say if I contribute $5000, the employer contributes $2000 (free money.) Does this $2000 contributed by my employer also eat up my ...
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Never-cashed cheques

A scenario: You pay someone with a cheque for something, receiving a receipt for it. They do not cash in the cheque. What is the ettiquette for this situation? Are you to go on living your life, ...
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What taxes does an Eritrean-American-Canadian citizen Canadian resident pay first?

I am a Canadian born to an American-born Canadian father and an Eritrean mother. We live in Canada, where I was born. I am a citizen of all three countries mentioned. Because of insane laws, I am ...
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Why would someone get a credit card with an annual fee?

I currently just have a Visa credit card. A place I shop at doesn't accept them. I'm looking at getting a second credit card such as Mastercard. I am surprised by how many highly recommended cards ...
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Should Canadian contractor ask US client to pay into a US or Canadian bank account?

A Canadian [citizen] independent contractor, living in Canada, will take on a US client. The contractor is operating under their sole proprietorship business name which is distinct from their actual ...
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How is someone tax exempt at Walmart in Canada?

When going to some stores, such as Walmart, there is a sign at every till: If you are tax exempt, please let us know before the first item is scanned. What qualifies as being tax exempt? Can anyone ...
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Can a closed but undischarged mortgage be reopened easily?

Getting a new mortgage can involve a lot of paperwork and take considerable time. If one (for whatever reason) happens to have an existing mortgage that has been fully paid off but never officially ...
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Canadian and PayPal account linked to US bank

If a Canadian citizen has a US fund bank account in Canada, can they open a PayPal account and link the US fund bank account to it? They will not have a US address since they only have the US bank ...
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Got a work offer but asked for my first visa digits

I live in Lebanon and I made an account on Linkedin. I got a work offer from a company from Canada. They asked me questions about my education, marital status and if I have 12,000$ in my account to ...
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Checking one's status with the IRS

I'm not American. I was a resident alien and worked legally for 9 weeks in the US a few years ago. I received a US SSN. The job turned bad and I went back to Canada. I never filled a US tax form, but ...
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Insurance for expensive items in carry-on moving from US -> Canada

I'm repatriating from the U.S. to Canada. My apartment is ending my lease on the day I fly out, then I'll be staying in a hotel for a while before moving to permanent housing. I have some antiques ...
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US resident with Canadian income via T4A-NR

I am a single person LLC in the US and I do a lot of contract work for a US company. In 2016 I was asked by them to do some work in Canada and spent about 30 days working in Vancouver. My LLC issued ...
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I'm a Canadian citizen and now a US resident. How do I close my Canadian RRSP and TFSA?

I am a Canadian citizen who moved to the US in 2009. I am now a US resident and Canadian non-resident. I still have a Canadian RRSP, TFSA, and bank account. I've filed FBARs since becoming a US ...
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European consultant: living and working in the USA, employed in Canada

I am from Europe and a consultant employed by a Canadian University, but I live in the USA (I moved to the USA as my husband received a J1 visa). So now I am trying to figure out where to pay taxed? ...
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Dual Citizen (US / CDN) wants to buy US equities in Canadian brokerage

I'm dual citizen (US & Canada) residing in Canada. I returned to Canada two years ago. I just started thinking about investing again in Canadian equities (either stocks, ETF's or mutual funds). ...
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CERB - income requirement for small business owners - Can you refile and opt not to claim every expense?

So with the government clarification coming out that CERB qualification is based on $5k net income in 2019 rather than $5k gross income we are in a position where my family did not qualify for CERB. I ...
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Form 8843 - Statement for Exempt Individuals - Do I need to complete a closer connection form?

I am a Canadian citizen that has studied and worked in the US over the past 5 years. I am unsure how to complete Part III Questions 11 and 12 on the Form 8843. I was on an F1 from Aug 2010 - May ...
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Getting letters addressed to someone else. Scam?

I am starting to get more and more letters addressed to someone else even though I've lived at the current address for more than 10 years. There have been 4 different names with few different ...
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Is this a superficial Loss? Stock Sale and Put Option [duplicate]

I sold 250 shares of a stock at a loss of (-1,000). 2 weeks later bought a single put contract (100 shares) n the same stock. If I sell the put option for profit a few days later, is this a partial ...
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Avoiding capital gains tax when exchanging one stock for another

From observation, it seems like an ETF fund manager can buy and sell assets while avoiding a capital gains tax. However, if I were to do that, I would be taxed each time I sold (and thus missing out ...
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Cashing a UK Bank issued check in US Dollars in Canada

I have a cheque from a UK Bank I need to deposit. I live in Canada. The funds on the cheque are in USD. My Canadian Bank isn't able to accept the cheque since the funds are issued by a UK bank but ...
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Any capital gains taxes owed for non-residents selling stock in Canada?

I own stock of a company outside of Canada. Recently, the company was bought out by a Canadian company with newly issued shares listed in Toronto. As a shareholder of the company, I received new ...
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Will I have a problem buying a large bank draft with wrong address on my ID?

I'm in the middle of a cash real estate purchase and will need a fairly large (close to $100k) bank draft in the next few days. I just realized the address on my photo ID is out of date, and my bank ...
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What is the minimum share price for TSX Venture Exchange listings?

The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) does not have a specific minimum share price requirement. What about the TSX Venture Exchange? Does it have a minimum share price requirement for its listings? Note ...
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CPP example clarification

Can someone explain https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/businesses/topics/payroll/payroll-deductions-contributions/canada-pension-plan-cpp/cpp-contribution-rates-maximums-exemptions....
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Canadian tax calculation for a sample income

Is the tax calculation below for a hypothetical Canadian resident living in Ontario correct? Gross income - CAD 100K Foreign capital gains - USD 20K Dividends - USD 2K Assume 18% (CAD 18000) is ...
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Excess contribution to RRSP

Consider a hypothetical case of a Canadian tax resident living in Ontario and making CAD 100K each year. Suppose they contribute CAD 50K in 2020 to an RRSP. CAD 27230 is the contribution limit for ...
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Understanding performance of an index fund

I am trying to understand how to interpret the performance of an index fund. I have two views of the same TDB911 fund. The view in TD WebBroker (investing interface) shows that at the beginning of a ...
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Paying tax on rental property in UK as a Canadian resident

We left the UK in 2013 and have rented our apartment to friends and family ever since. We make almost no money from the rental, it barely covers costs and have had to pay out for repairs since we have ...
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Do all Canadian preferred stocks for retail investors trade on stock exchanges?

In Canada, do all retail-investor-accessible preferred stocks (i.e. those preferred stocks that can be bought by retail investors) trade on stock exchanges (e.g. on the Toronto Stock Exchange)? Or is ...
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Write off accrued interest from interest income

My mother purchased a US government bond maturing 2019/04/15. The purchase date was 2018/04/13, so there were 2 interest payments attributed to 2018 (2018/04/15 and 2018/10/15), but the interest ...
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What are the risks for a Canadian opening a Delaware corporation?

I am a Canadian, living in Canada, born in Canada to one Canadian and one Canadian/American parent, which makes me an American "Person". This means I am responsible for filing and paying ...
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Are companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange required to publish financial statements regularly?

The TSX Venture Exchange lists many small-cap and micro-cap companies. Are all these companies required by law to regularly make their financial statements available to the public? If so, are all ...
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What are the risks of getting an additional credit card just so my parents get more points?

My father is retired and one of his hobby is to gather as much credit card programs as he can and manage them in a way as to maximize returns and minimize costs. I know that this can be a risky ...
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What data is available to estimate cost of ownership and reliability for potential car purchases

I am currently shopping for a used vehicle. I am hoping to spend between $10,000 and $16,000 CAD and looking for something that will be reliable and low cost. My current vehicle is a 2009 Mazda 3. ...
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Cash back credit cards: what's the catch?

I had a 1% cash back credit card. It gave me $1 back for every $100 I spent. I don't believe in easy free lunch. What's the catch? What do I lose from these cash back programs? I can't think of any ...
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Why don't banks offer a combined chequing and savings account option? [closed]

A few Canadian banks offer a combined chequing and savings account — see beneath for a generic example. Most do not though. A combined account seems better for the following reasons. You must keep ...
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Landlord cashed cheque from government rent support and said he didn’t receive it

A legal question as a tenant in Alberta, Canada: Over Covid my fiancé qualified for some rent support. They sent three supplement cheques directly to our landlord. He said he only received two, but we ...
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Is there a limit to how large a bill I can pay from a bank account?

If I have a checking account, can I use it pay large bills using online banking without encountering any difficulties? I intend to pay a bill of $20k+ to an educational institution. It will be a bill ...
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Can I cash my son's cheques?

My son got a cheque from the Canadian government, but he lost his ID. Instead of taking the cheque to Money Mart which charges a lot of money when they cash cheques, he signed it over to me, I signed ...

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