Taxation for Canadians travelling, living or working outside Canada
Canadians who live or work abroad or who travel a lot may still have to pay Canadian and provincial or territorial income taxes.
If you are planning to be outside Canada for an extended period of time, you should inform the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) before you go to ask for a determination of your residency status. Your residency status depends on whether you are leaving Canada permanently or only temporarily and the residential ties you keep with Canada and establish in another country:
You are leaving Canada permanently
You are leaving Canada temporarily
Visit International and non-resident taxes for information about income tax requirements that may affect you.
- Folio S5-F1-C1, Determining an Individual’s Residence Status (Canada Revenue Agency)
- Representatives for non-resident accounts (Canada Revenue Agency)
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