Filing for first time in 10 years...


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PolarBeardazz

I am about to do my taxes for the first time in 10 years as
i rentered the work force in 2006 and i look on couple of
questions that i can't answer.

(1) my husband doesn't have a SS#. i am american and he is
canadian and we just started the immigration
thing . We have been married 4 Years 6 months and i know i have
to file married. so my question is what do i put in the
space for my spouse's SS#? and how do i file married
separate/joint? He has No income .

(2) My husband hasn't filed Canadian taxes since he was
Audited in 2000 by Revenue Canada
, I know that when he Moved here in Feb of 2002 he left a
debt of $1200
, but he keeps saying that since he dosn't have ties to
Canada , EG: no address ,no job , No bank acct , No drivers
LLC , Passport was suspened
, and he lives in the US with me he has no oblication to
Canada any more. I am wondering will his taxes or lack of
come up on my tax return or is he and I ok since he has no
Income ?

'(3) Also last year my father passed away leaving a House it was
appraised at $20,000 by the city on tax assement. My sister and i sold
it last year and split the profits. We only sold it for less that
market value of only $6000 plus had to pay taxs out of the money how or
do i claim the money at all because that was my inhiertance i guess.

Thanks
 
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parrisbraeside

PolarBeardazz said:
I am about to do my taxes for the first time in 10 years as
i rentered the work force in 2006 and i look on couple of
questions that i can't answer.

(1) my husband doesn't have a SS#. i am american and he is
canadian and we just started the immigration
thing . We have been married 4 Years 6 months and i know i have
to file married. so my question is what do i put in the
space for my spouse's SS#? and how do i file married
separate/joint? He has No income .

(2) My husband hasn't filed Canadian taxes since he was
Audited in 2000 by Revenue Canada
, I know that when he Moved here in Feb of 2002 he left a
debt of $1200
, but he keeps saying that since he dosn't have ties to
Canada , EG: no address ,no job , No bank acct , No drivers
LLC , Passport was suspened
' and he lives in the US with me he has no oblication to
Canada any more. I am wondering will his taxes or lack of
come up on my tax return or is he and I ok since he has no
Income ?

(3) Also last year my father passed away leaving a House it
was appraised at $20,000 by the city on tax assement. My
sister and i sold it last year and split the profits. We
only sold it for less that market value of only $6000 plus
had to pay taxs out of the money how or do i claim the money
at all because that was my inhiertance i guess.
For filing, it would be advantage to file as married filing
joint. I believe you need to attach a W7 to the return. file
early since the W7 needs to be processed first.

Canadian Return obligation: Contrary to your husband's
stance, he does have some Canadia Income Tax obligation. he
needs to file until and including the year he left Canada.
He has no obligations now as all ties are cut. As for that
coming up on your return, it shouldn't since the US
Government does not care if you Cover foreign countries
obligation. BUT they do share info with the foreign
government.

If he did not earn anything in those years, his obligation
will be nil and he may even be owed some money.

As for the sale of the house, l'll leave that to US
Specialists but I think the basis is too low.
 
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PolarBeardazz

For filing, it would be advantage to file as married filing
joint. I believe you need to attach a W7 to the return. file
early since the W7 needs to be processed first.

Canadian Return obligation: Contrary to your husband's
stance, he does have some Canadia Income Tax obligation. he
needs to file until and including the year he left Canada.
He has no obligations now as all ties are cut. As for that
coming up on your return, it shouldn't since the US
Government does not care if you Cover foreign countries
obligation. BUT they do share info with the foreign
government.

If he did not earn anything in those years, his obligation
will be nil and he may even be owed some money.

As for the sale of the house, l'll leave that to US
Specialists but I think the basis is too low.
I was under the impression that Tax debts in Canada Follow
the rule of Stats barred, based on a Spreme court ruleing in
2003. The Satute of limitations apply so it would be six
years. Plus if he applys for PR statuts here, wouldnt he be
issued an American SS# with no ties to his old Canadian #.
so there would be no record of his tax bill.
 
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parrisbraeside

PolarBeardazz said:
I am about to do my taxes for the first time in 10 years as
i rentered the work force in 2006 and i look on couple of
questions that i can't answer.

(1) my husband doesn't have a SS#. i am american and he is
canadian and we just started the immigration
thing . We have been married 4 Years 6 months and i know i have
to file married. so my question is what do i put in the
space for my spouse's SS#? and how do i file married
separate/joint? He has No income .

(2) My husband hasn't filed Canadian taxes since he was
Audited in 2000 by Revenue Canada
, I know that when he Moved here in Feb of 2002 he left a
debt of $1200
, but he keeps saying that since he dosn't have ties to
Canada , EG: no address ,no job , No bank acct , No drivers
LLC , Passport was suspened
' and he lives in the US with me he has no oblication to
Canada any more. I am wondering will his taxes or lack of
come up on my tax return or is he and I ok since he has no
Income ?

(3) Also last year my father passed away leaving a House it
was appraised at $20,000 by the city on tax assement. My
sister and i sold it last year and split the profits. We
only sold it for less that market value of only $6000 plus
had to pay taxs out of the money how or do i claim the money
at all because that was my inhiertance i guess.
For filing, it would be advantage to file as married filing
joint. I believe you need to attach a W7 to the return. file
early since the W7 needs to be processed first.

Canadian Return obligation: Contrary to your husband's
stance, he does have some Canadia Income Tax obligation. he
needs to file until and including the year he left Canada.
He has no obligations now as all ties are cut. As for that
coming up on your return, it shouldn't since the US
Government does not care if you Cover foreign countries
obligation. BUT they do share info with the foreign
government.

If he did not earn anything in those years, his obligation
will be nil and he may even be owed some money. [>
As for the sale of the house, l'll leave that to US
Specialists but I think the basis is too low.
I was under the impression that Tax debts in Canada Follow
the rule of Stats barred, based on a Spreme court ruleing in
2003. The Satute of limitations apply so it would be six
years. Plus if he applys for PR statuts here, wouldnt he be
issued an American SS# with no ties to his old Canadian #.
so there would be no record of his tax bill.
The Supreme Court Ruling of Statue Barred Debts has
typically been misunderstood.

It does not say that debts are waived after 6 years. It says
that debts are waived after 6 years of non-collection
action. If collection action occurs and the debtor isn't
aware of it, the debts remain. Also, the debtor may
incorrectly make a statement after the debts are waived
rendering the debts active again. Basically, he can say
"Yes, I am aware of that." That can be interpreted by the
courts of acknowledgment of the debt and thereby the debtor,
in the extreme, be required to pay by the courts.

Also, the debt was active as of 4 years ago so is not statue
barred by any imagination.

The American SSN isn't issued without ties to his Canadian
records. The US Government has no interest and isn't willing
to collect the debts of another country on a resident of its
country. However, tax records are shared and collection may
be pursued in the United States for a debt incurred. That is
a concern.

Tim Parris
Canadian and US Taxes
 
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