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Old Jan 19th 2009, 8:56 pm
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Hi All,

We returned to the UK in May 08, from Canada, and have received a Canadian tax return for us to complete.
The first year while we were in Canada we went to a local H R Block, who did all the form for us. They advised us when we returned back to the UK we would be able to locate one here,but we haven't found one.
As we don't understand the tax return system very well we wanted to know if anyone has used a company here in the UK which is familiar with the Canadian tax system.?
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Old Jan 20th 2009, 2:21 am
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Originally Posted by lee58uk View Post
Hi All,

We returned to the UK in May 08, from Canada, and have received a Canadian tax return for us to complete.
The first year while we were in Canada we went to a local H R Block, who did all the form for us. They advised us when we returned back to the UK we would be able to locate one here,but we haven't found one.
As we don't understand the tax return system very well we wanted to know if anyone has used a company here in the UK which is familiar with the Canadian tax system.?
A return of May 08 would make you resident in the UK for that tax year. Surely you file in the UK, and make the appropriate adjustments on your UK return for Canadian income and taxes paid? Curious if anyone can answer this!
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Old Jan 20th 2009, 6:32 am
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A return of May 08 would make you resident in the UK for that tax year. Surely you file in the UK, and make the appropriate adjustments on your UK return for Canadian income and taxes paid? Curious if anyone can answer this!
I believe we're talking about the final tax return, to tie everything up on the Canadian side. So the income up to May (plus any income from Canadian sources after that) would be on the Canadian '08 return , and the rest would be on the UK tax return. After that first year, it'd just be the UK one. I think that's right. I've been trying to sort out what will happen.

Were you employed or self-employed, lee? The Canadian tax return looks daunting but for employed people with the T forms it's really just fill in the boxes. Have a look at it and see if you can deal with it. If not, I'm sure there are people who'll do it for you.

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http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/t4056/t4056-e.html

Have you read this? Seems fairly straightforward about who has to file and when...
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Thanks so much for your responses, I think we'll give it ago ourselves. We had H & R Block help us on the first one and had a huge tax demand... After many sleepless nights we finally had a cheque for the money they owed us, so we were a bit wary to try ourselves.

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