Tagged: U.S. tax liability

Stranded Canadians Taxed in the Time of Covid-19

As Covid-19 continues to spread, many countries, including the United States and Canada, are increasingly closing their borders in an attempt to slow the rate of infection. This precaution may, however, have unintended tax consequences for Canadians who find themselves stranded on the U.S. side of the border for the duration of the shutdown. Under the substantial presence test, Canadians who are present in the United States for at least 31 days during the current year, and 183 days in the aggregate during the current calendar year and the two preceding calendar years, will be considered U.S. residents for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Specifically, this three-year test is calculated by adding: (i)...