Canada – U.S.

Cross Border Tax

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Understanding Canada – U.S. taxes

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According to Statistics Canada and the Office of the United States Trade Representative, Canada and the United States have been each other’s largest trading partner.  Therefore it is common for a Canadian company expanding into the United States and vice versa.

  • How does a business navigate the two tax systems similar in appearance yet different in many ways?
  • How does a business structure its chain of ownership and operations to achieve the optimal tax benefits in both countries?
  • How can a business take advantage of the Canada – U.S. Income Tax Convention (the “Treaty”)?

Adanac Cross Border Tax is here to work with you to design a road map for your expansion and on-going support in tax consultation and tax preparation in both countries.

Adanac’s Expertise

We have extensive experience with small to medium size public and private businesses in the following sectors:

  • Air carrier
  • Constructions
  • Entertainment
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • E-commerce
  • Professional services
  • Real estate
  • Resale
  • Transportation

Common Mistakes

A couple common mistakes how cross border Canada – U.S. tax is viewed:

Mistake One – Cross border tax is part of the domestic tax system.

Reason – Cross border tax issues are specifically covered within the international tax regime which are far more complex than the domestic tax laws.

Mistake Two – to assume the Canada and U.S. tax systems are the same.

Reason – there are many day-to-day tax treatments that are different between the two jurisdictions, not to mention unique differences in complex tax planning.

Adanac will assist you in understanding and navigating the Canada – U.S. tax environment and turn the differences into your advantages.

Adanac Cross Border Tax Ltd.

Call (778) 987-6TAX (6829)