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Old 12-30-2005, 10:32 PM
TorontoCFE TorontoCFE is offline
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Location: Brantford, Canada
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Default Re: tax question: Canadian studying in the US

The Canada-US tax treaty is designed to determine which
country you pay taxes to (thus avoiding being taxed on the same income more than once).

Which country you pay taxes on depends on residency for tax purposes. This goes by(basically):
1. Which country you permanently reside in. If both:
2. Where you are a citizen.

As long as you maintain a permenant home in Canada that you intend to return to after school, then you do not have to pay US federal taxes (though you would pay Canadian federal taxes). You may depending on the state have to pay state taxes (though no provincial taxes in Canada).

Complicated bu at least it would be a minor burden.
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