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Income taxes in Canada for US translator
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LegalTransform  Identity Verified
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Aug 11, 2005

Does anyone know what translators who live in the US and who work for Canadian companies/agencies on a freelance basis need to do with regard to income tax? Are they sent the Canadian equivalent of the 1099-form? Is this income reported to the US IRS or must the translator file a return with the Canadian government?

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xxxsarahl
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As far as I know... Aug 11, 2005

Hi Jeff

My personal experience, as I also work for Canadian clients on a regular basis -now I may be mistaken

I think Form 1099 only exists in the US, no other country has those.

Second, if you're living in the US, you only file a return with the American IRS no matter where the income came from, as the $$$ went to a US party.

The Canadian tax office doesn't know us, we're not on their books!

My two (American) cents

Sarah

[Edited at 2005-08-11 20:43]


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Thanks Aug 11, 2005

Thanks Sarah!



sarahl wrote:

Hi Jeff

My personal experience, as I also work for Canadian clients on a regular basis -now I may be mistaken

I think Form 1099 only exists in the US, no other country has those.

Second, if you're living in the US, you only file a return with the American IRS no matter where the income came from, as the $$$ went to a US party.

The Canadian tax office doesn't know us, we're not on their books!

My two (American) cents

Sarah

[Edited at 2005-08-11 20:43]


[Edited at 2005-08-11 21:20]


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Lindsay Sabadosa  Identity Verified
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Totally agree with Sarah Aug 11, 2005

I just want to add another two cents and say I totally agree with Sarah. One of my most regular clients is from Canada and this is how I've been doing it. The only exception is if you are a dual citizen.
Best,
Lindsay


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Rosa Maria Duenas Rios  Identity Verified
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Agree with Sarah Aug 12, 2005

I am a Canadian citizen currently residing in the US. Before leaving Canada I checked with the tax office. The indicated that, while living abroad, I do not have to pay Canadian taxes, even if I work with Canadian companies. I only have to file my US tax return every year. My two cents.

[Edited at 2005-08-12 00:01]


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