There are special rulesfor newcomers to Canada who are in their first year of residence in Canada.
Queen's will deduct income tax payments from your pay cheque every month. Each year, you determine your final tax obligation (or refund) by filing an income tax return on-line or by sending in hard copy to the Canada Revenue Agency by April 30th.
Moving expenses beyond the moving allowance provided by Queen's may be claimable according to the CRA guidelines.
If you require assistance with filing your income tax return, don't delay in making a call to a tax accountant. Tax accountants in Kingston get extremely busy and their practices fill up well ahead of filing time. You can find a tax accountant through the web site of the Chartered Accountants of Ontario.
U.S. expatriates living abroad have a legal obligation to file U.S. tax returns every year on their world-wide income. To find a Chartered Accountant in Kingston with experience in U.S. tax returns, please contact Monica Stewart (see footer for contact information).
For international taxation questions contact the International Tax Services Officeof the Canada Revenue Agency.
Important: to reduce your tax liability before and after your move to Canada, your strategy must be planned before your move takes place. It is advisable to discuss your tax and investment situation with a qualified professional well in advance of your moving date.