Question Canadian Revenue Agency/Internal Revenue Service?

I have a friend who is Canadian who recently married an American woman who is disabled receiving a small pension from Social Security. When they decided to make a life together, it was established that the Canadian has stronger family ties than the American does, and she moved to Canada. Also, American's pension isn't taxable because of the small amount.

Here's the following questions:

1) When tax time comes, should each file separately in their own countries? (Married filing separately)

2) If Canadian decides to file American as his dependent, does American still have to file in the US, and declare his income in the US, although he has never worked or lived in the US nor she in Canada?

3) If she no longer lives in the US, is she still required to file her taxes with the IRS every year whether or not she receives her SSDI?

Basically they want to prevent breaking the law, but they obviously don't want to have to pay twice, or pay on income that w

Update:

(The last sentence was incomplete)

Basically they want to prevent breaking the law, but they obviously don't want to have to pay twice, or pay on income that wasn't earned in each other's countries.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I can't comment on Canadian tax law. The American (I'll interpret that to mean US citizen) is subject to US tax law regardless of residence or source of income. The link below is an IRS FAQ for US Citizens living Abroad. I saw at least 3 questions that specifically mention Canada. I don't know any of the rules, but this should be a good place to start researching.

  • 1 decade ago

    I put this on my watchlist to see what responses you get. I'd like to know too. I am Canadian and married to an American. I will still file my tax return in Canada though I haven't worked this year, I can still get my GST cheques and other benefits. I can't file in the US because I am not legal to work there yet. Although I am curious if my husband will claim me as a dependent.

  • 4 years ago

    No, yet his taxes were paid with the help of a fish! Mat 17:27 (17:26) yet that we can't scandalize them, move to the sea, and forged in a hook: and that fish which shall first arise, take: and at the same time as thou hast opened this is mouth, thou shalt hit upon a coin: take that, and promises it to them for me and thee.

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