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Who Has to File U.S. Tax Returns in Canada
U.S. citizens and Green card holders living in Canada and otherwise outside the United States;
Canadians and other nonresident alien individuals who sold their U.S. real property in 2018;
Canadians and other nonresident alien individuals who are claiming a refund of any overwithheld U.S. taxes in 2018;
Canadians and other nonresident alien individuals with U.S. rental income making (or who made) net rental income election;
Certain Fiscal year-end Canadian and other non-U.S. corporations that have a U.S. permanent establishment;
Calendar year-end Canadian and other non-U.S. corporations filing a treaty-based protective return;
Certain Fiscal year-end U.S. domestic corporations.

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U.S. Residents

This is an automatically extended due date that applies to U.S. persons (U.S. citizens and Green card holders) residing outside the United States. They are considered U.S. persons (residents) for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

  • Form 1040 – U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
  • Form 2555 – Foreign Earned Income
  • Form 5471 – Information Return of U.S. Persons With Respect  To Certain Foreign Corporations
  • Form 8621 – Information Return by a Shareholder of a Passive Foreign Investment Company or Qualified Electing Fund
  • Form 8833 – Treaty-Based Return Position Disclosure
  • Form 8938 – Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets
  • Form 3520 –  Annual Return to Report Transactions With Foreign Trusts and Receipt of Certain Foreign Gifts
U.S. Nonresidents (Nonresident Alien Individuals)

This is general filing due date for US nonresidents, provided they did not have wages subject to U.S. income tax withholding.

  • Form 1040-NR – U.S. Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return
  • Form 8833 – Treaty-Based Return Position Disclosure
  • Form 8840 – Closer Connection Exception Statement for Aliens
US Nonresident Entities (Including Trusts)
  • Form 1120-F – U.S. Income Tax Return of a Foreign Corporation
  • Form 8804 – Annual Return for Partnership Withholding Tax
  • Form 8805 – Foreign Partner’s Information Statement of Section 1446 Withholding Tax
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