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Newcomer leaving&returning to Canada-notification? 

Glee2020
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Posted On: 22 days ago
Glee2020
Glee2020
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Hello,

I did intial landing and received my PR card. Right now I am working in USA and planning to return to Canada this May. Just wondering what are the obligations for new immigrant, am I supposed to notify IRCC and CRA before I leave and return Canada? Otherwise, how does CRA determine my tax status? Your inputs will be highly appreciated.

Cheers,
Glee.
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Posted On: 7 days ago
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Hello There,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.


We can appreciate that you would be interested in this type of information.

For information specific to your situation on how to file your taxes, it is best that you contact the Canada Revenue Agency directly.

You can contact them using this phone number: 1-800-387-1193 (Canada and United States)

You may also find helpful information in the Settlement.Org article, Do I have to file a tax return?
Here is an excerpt:
Canadian residency for tax purposes is not the same as residency for immigration purposes.
What if I am outside of Canada?
According to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the most important factor in determining your residency in Canada for tax purposes is whether or not you maintain residential ties with Canada while you are abroad.
If you maintain residential ties in Canada, you may still be considered a Canadian resident for tax purposes. In this case, you have to pay Canadian income tax on your worldwide income.


There are helpful guides in this article that could also support you in determining residency status for tax purposes.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to post them here.

We hope this information is helpful.

Settlement.Org Team
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