Exemption for Children & SSN Requirements

Over the last several months we have seen a number of U.S. Citizens in Canada receive a letter from the IRS asking for the social security number of their children in order to claim the exemption for children. In more than a few cases, the taxpayer did not obtain social security numbers for the children or the child does not…

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Renting Your Home Can Be Taxing

What happens when you start renting out your home? Understanding how the income tax act looks the situation can help you avoid an un-expected tax bill. When you sell your principal residence, you generally will not incur a capital gain because of the rule that exempts the principal residence¬†from tax. However, converting all or a portion of your principal residence…

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