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Cross Border Taxes

California Taxes a Canadian Trust

As we discussed in a previous article, many Canadians are shocked to learn that California taxes their RRSP’s. Many Canadians are surprised, and dismayed, to learn that their Canadian trust could be subject, inadvertently, to the long arm of California’s tax system. Better yet,
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Is A Canadian A California Resident?

Am I a California tax resident? Do I need to pay taxes in California? At Gedeon Law & CPA, we are frequently asked these questions by Canadians who spend time in California for work or play or both. As the only firm licensed in California and Ontario, Canada, we regularly
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California Tax Filing with a Canadian Spouse

Our previous article discussed the concept of California domicile and the application of California community property rules to Canadians domiciled in the state.  This article is the second installment in our series of articles dealing with how California community property laws
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Canadians & Community Property

Canadians find many things in California to be foreign, like the sun, sand, surf and In-N-Out Burgers. But when it comes to Canadians who have family in California or who spend considerable time in the Golden State, California’s community property laws make Canadians realize just
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U.S. Tax Sale or Gift to Canadian Spouse

When a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Resident Alien is married to a Canadian spouse and the spouse is not a U.S. citizen, then inter-spousal property transfers between the spouses could be taxable in the U.S. or subject to U.S. gift tax rules. Most Canadians are not familiar with a gift
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How Does California FTB Tax RRSP?

California residents who hold RRSPs, LIRAs, RRIFs or other Canadian tax-deferred accounts are subject to a unique set of tax and reporting requirements. Moreover, these requirements lead to higher tax preparation fees and complex recordkeeping for Canadians. In this article, we
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Canadian Rental Property Owned By A Non-Resident

Gedeon Law & CPA has many Canadian clients who depart Canada to become US tax residents while leaving a Canadian rental property behind. In fact, for our Canadian clients who do not want to sell their Canadian principal residence before departing Canada, we recommend
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Canadian/Australian Bank Request W-9/W-8BEN

Did you receive a notice from your Canadian or Australian bank asking you to complete an IRS Form such as a W-9 or W-8BEN? If so, then it’s likely your bank has performed a review of its records and flagged your account as subject to additional reporting requirements to Canada
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U.S. Tax on Canada/Australia Rental Property

It’s no surprise many Canadians and Australians moving to the US choose to rent out, rather than sell, their properties back home. With a strong rental market and housing price valuations in cities like Toronto, Vancouver, Sydney and Melbourne, the return on investment from
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Am I a US tax resident?

Most Canadians and Australians who move to the US easily know their immigration residency status. What they do struggle with, however, is their residency status for US income tax purposes. While its common knowledge that US citizens and green card holders are responsible for
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