Please note the following information.
We strongly encourage you to contact your tax advisor for advice relating to tax issues when purchasing in the US.
Canada Revenue Agency - Forms and information on Canadian federal taxes.
Provincial Tax Links - Links to all the Provincial Revenue websites
Internal Revenue Service - For all the forms and information on US federal taxes
State Tax Links - Links to all the State Revenue websites
State Sales Taxes - Local sales tax of each State
Tax Filing Requirements - Which tax return do you file? In which country? When?
Severing Ties With Canada - Make sure you are not taxed in both Canada & the U.S.!
The Canada/US Tax Treaty- Learn what it is and how it works.
Taxation of RRSPs/RRIFs/LIRAs - Landmines in waiting.
Taxation of Interest & Dividends - Potential for double tax.
Taxation of Capital Gains - Which country taxes? Canada/US comparison.
Taxation of Pensions - Company pensions, OAS, CPP/QPP.
Social Security Number - Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, why you might need one.
Taxation of Rental Properties - Paperwork nightmare - How to apply.
Foreign Tax Credit Planning - Your ticket to avoiding double taxation.
Key Differences - Canada/US comparison of tax brackets, deductions, and so on.
Forms, Documents, and Links
The following forms, documents, and web-links are provided for your convenience. You may click on the document/form name to open the PDF in a new window, or you may right click and select "save as" to download the document/form to your computer.
US Tax Guide for Aliens (2007) - PDF
Foreign Persons of US Real Property Interests
Foreign Persons Involved in Real Estate Transactions
Reporting and Paying Tax on US Real Property Interests
ITIN Guidance for Foreign Property Buyers/Sellers of U.S. Property
Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer ID Number: Form W-7 - PDF