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By Brian D. Wruk

For americans both considering a flow or already dwelling in Canada, this reference solutions the entire questions essential to effectively plan the transition, together with immigration making plans, customs making plans, funds administration, source of revenue tax making plans, retirement, wills and estates, danger administration, and investments. in line with the organization for Canadian reviews, extra than 10,000 american citizens moved to Canada in 2006, a brand new 30-year list. The similarity in language, forex, tradition, prone, and items of those international locations can lead americans in Canada to mistakenly imagine its legislation and customs also are a similar. With right making plans ahead of relocating, it really is attainable to get a five-year tax vacation from Canadian taxes!

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Estate taxes. S. income/estate tax issues (see Chapter 7 for more details). For example, your life insurance coverage could increase as soon as you take up residency in Canada. How? $500,000 in the United States to cover your needs and you move to Canada and need c$500,000, you could be underinsured because, at an 85¢ exchange rate, you have only c$425,000 in coverage. This amount will leave you underinsured by c$75,000 in covering your risk exposure in Canada. Another important aspect is to reevaluate your life insurance needs in Canada to see if you need more, the same, or less insurance than you did in the United States based on the change in your financial circumstances.

Immigration planning looks at the legal ways of moving to, working in, and residing in Canada either temporarily or permanently. You need some legal means of entering Canada because, despite popular opinion, Canada is another country, not another state in the union! THE AMERICAN IN CANADA 6 3. Cash management planning includes the development and review of your net worth statement and a review of your cash inflows/outflows during your move. From there, our firm can analyze the ownership of your assets between spouses and between the United States and Canada, and we can calculate various financial ratios to determine if any opportunities or issues exist.

Status in Canada Broadly speaking, there are three types of “status” in Canada: temporary residents, permanent residents, and citizenship. Temporary residents consist of anyone who is not a permanent resident or citizen and include all visitors, foreign workers, and international students. Permanent residents can work and study without restriction in Canada and have the right to enter and remain in Canada indefinitely. A child born in Canada will, in O CANADA! 37 most cases, be a Canadian citizen, regardless of the parents’ status.

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