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Leaving Canada? Make sure you stay on-side with the Canadian tax man…

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by Real Estate Accountants No Comments

Are you planning to leave Canada for the foreseeable future? While we will certainly miss you, you do still have some tax filings to complete, and you may have continued tax filing obligations after you leave. We’ve outlined a few of these key decisions and filing requirements below. Would I be considered a non-resident for […]

Making corporate loans for foreign investments? Understanding “deemed interest” charges is key

Posted on: August 13th, 2014 by Real Estate Accountants No Comments

This article will be the first in a series related to the Canadian tax implications of Canadians investing in foreign countries, with a particular emphasis on the United States. As the series develops we expect that updates will be made to the previously published articles. Are you making corporate loans for foreign investments? Then, understanding […]

Cross-border shopping: 7 tax tips for US investors

Posted on: March 12th, 2014 by Real Estate Accountants No Comments

Peter Cuttini was recently featured in a blog post on REIN’s The Real Estate Insider Blog. In case you didn’t see it, you can check out the article here: http://blog.myreinspace.com/2014/03/cross-border-shopping-7-tax-tips-for-us-investors/ If you do have questions about taxes for US investing, you can contact Peter at pcuttini@bdo.ca.

Beware late filing penalties with the IRS

Posted on: February 26th, 2014 by Real Estate Accountants No Comments

In the past year, we have seen a significant increase in late filing penalties being assessed by the IRS. Both the number and size of the penalties are of concern. In fact, these late filing penalties are now being assessed even for failure to file information forms on a timely basis. In other words, no […]

To err is human…even for the CRA and IRS

Posted on: January 29th, 2014 by Real Estate Accountants No Comments

We all make mistakes, and this applies equally to the Canada Revenue Agency and the Internal Revenue Service for the United States. But often when taxpayers get a letter or call from the CRA or the IRS, they assume that “the government must be right”. This is definitely not the case. We have had to […]

US Tax Filing deadlines – a cheat sheet for Canadians

Posted on: January 8th, 2014 by Real Estate Accountants 3 Comments

We are often asked about filing deadlines for US taxes, especially as we work with a number of people who own property in the United States via personal, corporate, or limited liability partnership structures. As well, we often help US citizens catch up on tax filings given the harder stance the US government has taken […]

Q&A: How do I minimize taxes when I pull out RRSP money to purchase real estate?

Posted on: December 12th, 2012 by Real Estate Accountants No Comments

Do you guys have any suggestions on how to pull out some RRSP funds and minimize the tax impact?  Looking to pull out some funds to buy real estate in the US… Answer: On the question of RRSP withdrawals, it’s not so much that you’re going to reduce any taxes, but whether or not there […]

Why and how should I register for an ITIN with the IRS?

Posted on: November 19th, 2012 by Real Estate Accountants No Comments

You need an Individual tax identification number (ITIN) to file a US tax return. Why is this important if you have rentals in the US? If you don’t file a US tax return, they withhold 30% of your GROSS rent. Not net, GROSS (i.e. total rents received). To get an ITIN, you need to complete […]

New US tax filing rules on foreign assets

Posted on: March 9th, 2012 by Real Estate Accountants No Comments

With US tax season upon us, I wanted to highlight some changes that may affect you.  Specifically, I want to focus on the new Form 8938, which is just one of many forms that U.S. taxpayers with non-U.S. assets must file. This is another tool that the US is using in its continuing efforts to […]

Real Estate Investing in the United States: Accounting and Tax issues

Posted on: November 14th, 2011 by Real Estate Accountants No Comments

We are often asked about the main issues that Canadians should consider when investing in the United States. We had the good fortune of presenting some of these issues to a group of investors in Ottawa at the monthly OREIO (Ottawa Real Estate Investors Organization) meeting. The presentation covers: Structure Liability Withholding taxes Income, capital gains and […]