Understand the US taxation of RRSPs and RRIFs

The US tax policy The US tax system is a Citizenship Based Taxation, meaning that US citizens (and permanent residents) are taxed on their worldwide income wherever they live. By default, income earned in an investment account would be taxed. Fortunately, income...

IRS Customs Hold

I’ve seen much talk in the community of American abroad about the ability to of the IRS: To prevent the issuance of a passport to delinquent taxpayers (currently not true, but when applying for a passport, the Department of State will inform the IRS of the...

US Estate Tax May be Payable by Canadians

All amounts in this article are in US dollars Canada-U.S. Tax Treaty Article XXIX B Taxes Imposed by Reason of Death A U.S. estate tax return must be filed if a deceased Canadian resident who is not an American citizen owned U.S.-situated assets exceeding $60,000 fair...
GATCA is coming to town

GATCA is coming to town

As many of you know, the United States has implemented FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act), requiring financial institutions around the world to report the names of their depositors who are US persons (hence potentially liable to pay US tax) – or else face a...