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Simple taxes for US citizens working in Canada.

Filing taxes—and decoding the tax rules—for US citizens working in Canada can feel like twice the hassle. That’s why you need a tax expert you can trust.

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Uncover more ways to save on US taxes in Canada.

From deductions to due dates, we make filing expat taxes easy.

  1. The US-Canada Tax Treaty reduces taxation rates for expats on several types of income, including wages, interest, and dividends. While living or working in Canada, be sure to review the tax credits and exemptions that apply to your specific situation.

  2. American expats in Canada have additional tax obligations related to US Social Security, the Canada Pension Plan, and other retirement funds.

  3. Did you know you need to complete your Canadian taxes in order to do your US expat taxes? To avoid penalties, Americans working abroad should stay ahead of deadlines and take advantage of special extensions when necessary.

  4. For business owners working in Canada, tax requirements differ based on how the business is organized —but all self-employed individuals will need to pay US taxes.

Tax experts know the best ways for Americans in Canada to save! That’s where Greenback comes in.

Stop worrying about your US expat taxes. Enjoy life in Canada.

Typically, Americans living in Canada will need to provide a standard set of tax documents. Of course, situations may vary, for instance, if you’re behind on your US tax filings or own a business. But most expats in Canada need to file the following:

Federal Tax Return

All Americans living abroad need to file a federal tax return each year, if they make over the minimum filing thresholds (12,000 for filing single, 24,000 for married filing jointly). This is true even if you are filing in the country in which you reside.


State Tax Return

This varies on the last state you lived in in the US. Some states like California or Virginia require you to file a tax return, others like Washington or Texas do not. We can advise you based on your specific situation.


FBAR Reporting

If you have a financial interest in one or more overseas financial accounts and the total value of all of the financial accounts combined was $10,000 or more during any point during the tax year.

$100 per 5 accounts

The Greenback Difference

  • We go the extra - few thousand - miles.

    Whether it is finding every possible deduction to reduce your tax liability, or providing a timely answer to a question, all Greenback accountants go above and beyond to take care of our clients all around the world.

  • Messy calculations no more.

    Our accountants do all the heavy lifting when it comes to your tax return. We don’t have you do any of the financial calculations, as many firms do.

  • No tax jargon. Just clear communication.

    We take great care to explain taxes in simple terms that you can understand. Our accountants are excellent communicators who truly want you to understand what they are doing and why.

  • Ensuring your privacy with banking-grade security.

    Your privacy is always paramount. We use 256-bit data encryption, which is the same as most banks use, to ensure the highest level of security. Each client is given a personal, password-protected online folder where they upload their tax documents. Only you and your accountant will access to the files, so your private information stays just that – private.

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