Moving from Canada to the U.S. Ebook
What you need to know and factors to consider
If you are considering moving from Canada to the U.S., you should plan well in advance—especially for financial and tax considerations. Careful Canadian departure planning is key to a successful move to the U.S. as it ensures tax residency is never questioned by the Canada Revenue Agency after you leave Canada.
Cardinal Point specializes in assisting Canadians to make a successful transition to the U.S. through a careful planning process and a departure checklist that addresses specific actions to take as you move through this complicated process.
Whether your residential ties in Canada are sufficient for you to be considered a resident for tax purposes is generally a question of fact.
Some of the factors that CRA would likely take into consideration include:
- Do you have a permanent home available to you in Canada?
- Does your family live in Canada? In this case, “family” typically refers to a spouse and/or children.
- Where are your social and personal ties, such as church, social clubs, professional organizations and so on?
- Where are your economic ties, such as employment or business operations, bank accounts, driver’s license, etc.?
- Have you established residential ties to another country, and are you resident in that country for tax purposes?
- Do you intend to return to Canada at a later date?
Read our E-book to learn more about what you need to know about moving from Canada to the U.S.
CRA uses a questionnaire, Form NR73 Determination of Residency Status (leaving Canada) to establish an individual’s residency status. However, we recommend that clients not voluntarily submit this form to CRA. Once submitted, it can be difficult to change filing positions in Canada. Learn more by downloading our ebook.
Download Our Ebook: Moving from Canada to the U.S.
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About Cardinal Point Wealth Management
We specialize in assisting affluent Canadian expats, Canada-U.S. dual citizens, green card and visal holders, and snowbirds with their cross-border investment, tax, estate retirement and financial planning needs.
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