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    Keep Track of U.S. Visit Days

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...912096?cmp=rss

    Sounds like this includes 15 minute crossings to pick up parcels, and runs down for milk, butter, & gas.

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    so are they going to count those 15 minute visits as "1 day"? seems a bit silly, no?
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    As I understand it, every time you go counts as a day except for flight stop over on the way through to another country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by made Man View Post
    so are they going to count those 15 minute visits as "1 day"? seems a bit silly, no?
    Should they count it in seconds? Minutes? How many hours count as a day?

    Does this even apply to you?
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    Do you have anything relevant to add? Or should i just call you Vander Zalm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by made Man View Post
    Do you have anything relevant to add? Or should i just call you Vander Zalm?
    As relevant as your comment that it's silly.
    A relevant comment would be clarifying if a short trip that is less than one day counts as one day.
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    yeah, for those who are concerned you can spend 120 days in the us without worry and up to 182 if you fill out a special form that's linked in the article.
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    What about this from the IRS:...
    ..Under U.S. domestic tax law, the substantial presence test (“SPT”) is used to determine an individual’s residency status in the U.S. This is a computation completed each taxation year as follows:
    + all of the days in the current year
    + 1/3 of the days in the first preceding year
    + 1/6 of the days in the second preceding year
    = Total
    Where this total exceeds 183 days and the individual spent more than 30 days in the U.S. in the current taxation year, an individual is considered to have met the SPT and is considered a U.S. resident for income tax purposes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by made Man View Post
    Do you have anything relevant to add? Or should i just call you Vander Zalm?
    Sure. Let's congratulate the government on cracking down on rogue citizens who rarely reside in our country, yet take full advantage of the healthcare services we offer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bandito View Post
    Sure. Let's congratulate the government on cracking down on rogue citizens who rarely reside in our country, yet take full advantage of the healthcare services we offer.
    I actually agree with that one. Citizenship of convenience is something we should clear our country of. Citizenship of commitment is what our government should be looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve G. View Post
    I actually agree with that one. Citizenship of convenience is something we should clear our country of. Citizenship of commitment is what our government should be looking for.
    I agree. Let's start with that socialist doofus Mulcair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bandito View Post
    Sure. Let's congratulate the government on cracking down on rogue citizens who rarely reside in our country, yet take full advantage of the healthcare services we offer.
    Or the lower mainlanders that take every opportunity to go south and buy gas and groceries and big ticket items?
    Supporting American business instead of their own? Which means exporting more tax paying jobs south?

    I know every one likes to save a buck but, but how do you think those health care dollars get paid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shovelhead View Post
    What about this from the IRS:...
    ..Under U.S. domestic tax law, the substantial presence test (“SPT”) is used to determine an individual’s residency status in the U.S. This is a computation completed each taxation year as follows:
    + all of the days in the current year
    + 1/3 of the days in the first preceding year
    + 1/6 of the days in the second preceding year
    = Total
    Where this total exceeds 183 days and the individual spent more than 30 days in the U.S. in the current taxation year, an individual is considered to have met the SPT and is considered a U.S. resident for income tax purposes.
    this is all america wanting money.. they've never had 100% proof of return times on residents so they can't act on that.. now they can... and you will pay us tax on your canadian income. but keep it under 120 visits/days a year and you're good.


    what I'd really like to know is if they count a day as a day or a 24 hour period as a day, as I come back just past midnight a lot that would suck if they counted that as 2 days.

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    I have noticed over the past year the Customs agent in US seemed to know when i had been visiting TSB and was asking me questions about it. Once i had to make two trips there in two days and he asked why, so i think this monitoring has been going on for some time already.

    That US Resident thing is most likely bogus. The traveler would need to have a US address for them to make it stick, also for Taxation purposes. They could never tax a Canadian that only tours down there and certainly would never give them US Residency status when all they do is camp and stay in Motels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbusa View Post
    Or the lower mainlanders that take every opportunity to go south and buy gas and groceries and big ticket items?
    Supporting American business instead of their own? Which means exporting more tax paying jobs south?

    I know every one likes to save a buck but, but how do you think those health care dollars get paid?

    How far you willing to walk with that? I see you have an Austrian bike, and an Italian bike with Austrian engine. Betcha got Chinese boots instead of Cdn made Terra, or U.S. made Redwing. I bet you buy Washington state apples rather than the more expensive BC apples.

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