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US Citizens In CAN

US citizens no matter where they live, must file US tax returns and informational returns each year.    Many US citizens living in Canada are unaware of this requirement and have not yet filed any US tax returns or for different reasons havent done so in a number of years.   No worries, at JPS US tax is our specialty.  Whether you need to get caught up or just stay on track, we can help you with this!

Below is collection of checklists, summarized information and links that our cross border clients find useful.  If you dont find what your looking for, call us...we are here to help!

Information & Checklists

A Primer for US Citizens in Canada
  • Some basic information for filing US tax returns                                                   
Streamlined Procedures 
  •  A program aimed at US citizens who have not been filing US taxes 
Streamline Program Checklist 
  •  A simple program aimed at getting you back into the IRS tax system with minimal fuss 
Summary - US Forms
  •  A quick look at some common scenarios and the US forms required to report them
Business Use of Home
  •  To help us calculate your full and proper expense, please have the following
FBAR 
  • Do you have financial accounts with a collective balance that is greater than $10,000?
Form 5471 
  • Do you own shares in a corporation ?  Maybe you are incorporated yourself?
RESP
  •  Do you have a Registered Educational Savings Plan for your child or grandchild? 
RRSP
  • Do you have a Registered Retirement Savings Plan?
TFSA
  • Do you have a Tax Free Savings Acccount?
US Tax Return Checklist 
  • A checklist to help you gather all the information you need to complete your US tax return
US Tax questionnaire
  • A questionnaire to help focus and organize US citizens filing from Canada

Links

Publ 54 Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad 
Publ 519 U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens 
Publ 514 Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals 
Publ 597 Information on the United States-Canada Income Tax Treaty 
Publ 527 Residential Rental Property (Including Rental of Vacation Homes) 

PowerPoint Presentations

Living in Canada with US Citizenship

US Citizens in Canada

Seminar 2012

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