Filing procedure changes for U.S. taxpayers in Canada

April 2, 2013 | Last updated on September 15, 2023
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If you have clients that are U.S. taxpayers living in Canada, and they haven’t kept up-to-date on their tax and filing obligations, read on. The IRS has made some changes to its new streamlined filing compliance procedures, reports Moodys.

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First, eligibility for streamlined filing is determined by examining a taxpayer’s compliance risk, which is measured by the complexity of the returns. If the taxpayer owes less than $1,500 in any of the three submitted years he will not necessarily qualify as low risk, and if he owes more than $1,500 in any of those years he will not necessarily be considered high risk.

Moodys adds if the taxpayer is a participant in the 2011 offshore voluntary disclosure initiative (OVDI) or 2012 offshore voluntary disclosure procedure (OVDP) he may opt out of these programs and to enter the streamlined procedure.

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