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Aliens and U.S. Citizens Living Abroad - Canadian & U.S. Tax Issues

  1. I am a U.S. citizen. If I move to Canada to live and work there as a Canadian permanent resident, do I pay both U.S. and Canadian Taxes?
  2. Are the Canada Pension Plan and Canadian Old Age Security Benefits taxable? If they are, please tell me where they should be entered on Form 1040.

Rev. date: 08/04/2012

I am a U.S. citizen. If I move to Canada to live and work there as a Canadian permanent resident, do I pay both U.S. and Canadian Taxes?

As a U. S. citizen living in Canada you:

Rev. date: 08/19/2012

Are the Canada Pension Plan and Canadian Old Age Security Benefits taxable? If they are, please tell me where they should be entered on Form 1040.

Benefits paid under the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Quebec Pension Plan (QPP), and Old Age Security (OAS) program:
NOTE:  Refer to Tax Topic 423 for information about determining the taxable amount of your benefits.