Someone in Nebraska can do my Canadian taxes?!? - - Yes, we can. TravelTax Canada grew out of meeting the needs of the Canadian Healthcare Travelers.
Emigrating or just working temporarily in across the border? The tax filing process is bewildering. We stay apprised of US-Canadian cross border tax issues and the treaty. Read and learn, or use the Contact Form at the bottom of the page to ask your questions. We are also available for a free consult appointment.
IRS rules limit temporary assignments to less than 12 months in any one metropolitan area, consecutively or non-consecutively. Though you may have treaty protection, your temporary status for deductible living expenses may cease. You may go to another part of the country, but you cannot remain in the same area.
The only exception to this rule is a situation where the hospital itself provides housing on their campus - not an off-site apartment.
Children belonging to Canadian taxpayers can be claimed. :D
They will require an ITIN unless they have a SSN. We can help you obtain an ITIN for your dependents.
An ITIN is not a Social Security Number, it is a tax ID and it is only issued when a tax return requires an ID. ITIN's can only be obtained by filing a W7 (Application for Taxpayer Identification Number) with a tax return. The return and ITIN application must be mailed WITH specific documentation of foreign status and identity. The request for an ITIN is processed by a specific IRS campus.You will either have to mail ORIGINAL documentation, OR take your identifying documents to an IRS office that handles document certification. It is best to get a copy of the spouse/dependents passport certified by a CONSULATE or EMBASSY of the country that issued the passport to avoid nasty waits and hassle.
Yes, the Canadian part is easy breezy.... The painful part is the US workbook. (Yikes!)
It is a free download, no sign up/password required. TO USE IT AS A PDF FILL, YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND SAVE IT TO YOUR COMPUTER FIRST, THEN REOPEN THE SAVED FILE. You will then be able to type and save it as often as you need to using Adobe Reader. (download here) Or you can just print it out and hand write the answers. :DShould you have your business records in another format (excel or Quickbooks), you can just email those to us and note that in the workbook.
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