Each year I help over 500 clients file their Canadian and US tax returns as well as plan for both their Canadian and US investment accounts. I also regularly help new US clients plan for their move to Canada.
I’ve lived in Canada for over 22 years and I haven’t filed a US tax return since I moved here (Ontario). Is the IRS going to want 22 years of tax returns filed? I don’t think I could even find any information more than 10 years back.
I’ll take any help you can offer, thanks.
In most cases (as long as all your income is Canadian source) you won’t pay any additional US tax. You will simply have to file the last 6 years of tax returns.
Also note that if you had signing authority on any accounts in aggregate $10,000 for any of the last 6 years you’ll have to file forms TDF 90-22.1.
Also, if you held any RRSPs or RRIFs during these years you’ll also have to file forms 8891 and form 3520 for any TSFA accounts.
Hope that helps and give me a call if you need me to prepare the late US tax returns and all related schedules.
Phil Hogan, CA