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Old 03.06.2008, 12:38
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Re: Maintaining Canadian residential ties

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Hopefully a 2 year lease is good enough, cuz that is what mine is rented out with. And plan to continue like this thereafter.
Its all pretty wishy-washy about what counts you in or out, there is a list of things which may count you in on the RevCan website, but its not in stone, essentially you decide yourself if you are an effective resident or not, or you can ask for them to look at your info and tell you. Of course the problem comes when you declare yes and they say no. Apparently House, car, healthcare and bank accounts are the biggies. When I left I cashed my RRSP, closed my bank account and sent back my health card to be sure.

If you get caught, remember the tax difference between Can and CH is HUGE, and you will be expected to pay ca. 25-40% of your income to RevCan on top of your 10-15% CH taxes (can someone say ouch?)
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