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Top 5 Tax Issues for Americans Moving to Canada

Moving to another country is the most significant tax event in most people’s lifetime.  There are wins to be taken advantage of and potential traps to be avoided.  Americans have a unique issue in Canada, they will be subject to tax in both Canada and the U.S. and enter the complex world of tax disclosures […]

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US Tax vs. Canadian Tax

December 3, 2012

There are many similarities between the U.S. and Canada, but there are some significant distinctions between U.S. and Canadian tax law especially for U.S. citizens resident in Canada, including permanent residents of the US (“green-card” holders). For the unwary those distinctions may result in substantial U.S. tax liabilities where those differences are not identified in […]

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US Persons Holding Non-U.S. Mutual Funds

November 20, 2012

U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (green card holders) who hold certain investments may unknowingly be subject to adverse US tax implications where the investments are characterized as investments in Passive Foreign Investment Companies (“PFICs”). PFICs include non-U.S. mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) which are typically organized as corporations or trusts in Canada. […]

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