GTA Accounting Insights

Category: Non-Resident Taxes

How to become a Non-resident of Canada?

In this article, we will discuss how to become a non-resident of Canada. In order to become a non-resident of Canada; there is a requirement to end-up all primary ties and most of the secondary ties to Canada. We have further elaborated what includes in Primary ties as follows: What includes in Primary Ties to…
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Pros & Cons of becoming a Non-resident of Canada

In this article, we will discuss the pros and cons of becoming a non-resident of Canada as follows: Canada Child Benefit Upon becoming a non-resident of Canada, you will stop receiving the Canada Child Benefit. GST/HST Credits Upon becoming a non-resident, you will stop receiving GST/HST tax credits from the CRA. Repay Home Buyers Plan…
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Tax Obligations For a Non-Resident of Canada

There are many tax implications of becoming a non-resident of Canada. Canadian income received by a non-resident is subject to Part XIII tax or Part I tax. For Part XIII tax, we have the following income sources in Canada; Dividends Rental and royalty payments Pension payments and CPP/QPP benefits Old age security Retiring allowances RRSP…
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Rental Property for Non-Residents

What is Section 216 The real estate sector is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the Canadian economy. Income taxes in Canada are relatively high as compared to the other parts of the world. Therefore, people tend to move to gulf our other tax havens to avoid paying the Canadian tax. This can be achieved…
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Departure Tax and its implications

Many Canadians wishing to retire soon but are not looking forward to the miserable weather that takes up more than half of each year and the high cost of living, are faced with a certain dilemma, and that is the departure tax. According to the Broadbent Institute, a very small minority (around 15 to 20%)…
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Canadian Withholding from Amounts Paid to Non-residents

According to Section 105 of the Income Tax Regulations (Regulation 105), every person paying at any time in a taxation year, fees commissions or other amounts paid or allocated to a non-resident for services that are provided in Canada, shall deduct a withholding fee of 15% of such payment. This withholding fee shall be deducted…
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