If you live outside of Canada or the United States and have employment or business income, rental properties or investments in either of the two countries, you may be required to file a non-resident tax return on that income (even if the ultimate tax liability is zero).
At Citizen Abroad Tax Advisors, we specialize in helping individuals prepare non-resident tax returns for their Canadian and U.S. income and investments. Our team has particular expertise working with:
Non-resident landlords: Unless they file the appropriate tax forms and make the required disclosures, non-resident landlords may find their rental income is subject to a 25–30 percent withholding tax at source—which can significantly impact your cash flow and may be recoverable only through the filing of a tax return.
Non-resident employees: Non-resident employees can create payroll tax obligations for their employers—and can even cause unintended corporate tax obligations. If a tax treaty provision is used to override domestic taxation, it is likely a tax return will be required to disclose this position.
Contact our tax specialists to ensure your tax and disclosure obligations as a non-resident taxpayer are up to date in Canada and/or the United States.