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being a permanent resident and paying taxes - citizenship?

Discussion in 'Canadian Finance and Taxation' started by Prussian, May 7, 2008.

  1. What is the impact of paying Canadian income taxes as a permanent resident in regard to qualifying for Canadian citizenship? If, for instance, I were to pay Canadian income taxes for four consecutive years (even if I were not fully resident during that time), would I likely qualify for citizenship? When?
  2. Hi

    No. you require physical presence for citizenship.

  3. What about being physically present but not paying taxes?? Any impact?
  4. If you're physically present in Canda more than 183 days each year, you must file a tax return. Presumably there would be some taxes to pay. But even if you're exempted from taxes by a tax treaty, this would have no effect on citizenship aspirations.

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