any tax implications for Twnese Cdn...

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any tax implications for Twnese Cdn...

Postby cestmoi » 06 Aug 2008, 08:34

ok, a quick synopsis:

-Taiwanese Cdn living in Tennessee on a L1A work visa; going back to Taiwan to marry my sweetie in Dec 2008
-Will enter Taiwan with my ROC passport with intention of getting my national ID card; I'm 37 so no conscription worries
-I will be getting married as a "local" (so I don't have any of that crap that a foreigner would have to deal with before getting married)
-Go back to US with my sweetie after appropriate visas are obtained for her

So, a thought just hit me and thus I'm here posting this... would there be any tax implications from my quick summary of my situation? Would I have to file taxes yearly? I've NEVER had to file any Taiwanese taxes nor am I earning income in Taiwan. Reason for this post is that I understand a US citizen, regardless if he/she is a resident or not HAS to file yearly income taxes with the IRS (unlike in Canada where as long as you sever ties for tax purposes, you don't have to file)....

What say you?
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Postby Enigma » 06 Aug 2008, 16:11

As I understand it, you hold a Taiwanese and Canadian passports. You will be coming to and departing Taiwan on your ROC passport.
I don't see how any of that will cause you a tax issue in Taiwan. I would be more concerned with your tax situation in Canada and the U.S. If you are living in the U.S. and are a resident of Canada, you must file, as I understand it, in both countries. I believe that Canada will offset any taxes paid in the U.S. with your tax obligation in Canada. But, file you must. If you are earning money in Canada but living in the U.S., you must also file. I believe the same situation applies.
Since the U.S. and Taiwan do not have a tax treaty (thankyou China) there is no way of the U.S. or of Taiwan knowing what you earned in either country. Since you did not say that you would be working in Taiwan, I won't go into filing for income earned here. I think I would be more worried about AIT. Getting the visa for your bride may be more difficult than you expect. Good luck on that issue.
Bottom line, marry and have a nice honeymoon. Stop worrying about taxes. Seems that you should have your mind elsewhere.
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