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tsm

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Hi guys I have a question. I got got my pr approval in April. Now planning to move in August. My company here in Dubai doesn't want to let me go so they've agreed that I can work remotely and travel to Dubai every three months for a couple of weeks then go back. Now my question is regarding the tax return. I know I don't have to file it till next year. But I'm a little confused . My salary will be transferrd in UAE then I'll transfer it from my UAE account to my Canadian one.What will be my obligiations in terms of tax in Canada? Any help would be appreciated.
 

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You should file your taxes in Canada because you are still earning money and a permanent resident of Canada and physically living in Canada
 

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tsm said:
Hi guys I have a question. I got got my pr approval in April. Now planning to move in August. My company here in Dubai doesn't want to let me go so they've agreed that I can work remotely and travel to Dubai every three months for a couple of weeks then go back. Now my question is regarding the tax return. I know I don't have to file it till next year. But I'm a little confused . My salary will be transferrd in UAE then I'll transfer it from my UAE account to my Canadian one.What will be my obligiations in terms of tax in Canada? Any help would be appreciated.
As you will be living in Canada, your income will be fully taxable at the normal rates. You will have to declare all income received globally, regardless of whether it is transferred to your Canadian account or not.
 

newtone

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This will also be a big shocker for you since Dubai does not have any concept of tax
 

tsm

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Yea but how will that work? I file my taxes and pay whatever I owe yearly? It's so confusing. From what I know if someone works in Canada their salary automatically gets deducted for tax. How will it work for me?
 

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speak to an accountant in Canada they'll be able to help you with it.
 

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Next year, you will file your tax return declaring your 2014 income earned after you moved to Canada. CRA will then send you a letter telling you how much income tax you owe. You then pay that amount in one lump sum.
 

jazibkg

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Although my knowledge in the matter is limited, I would recommend you incorporate and register your own company in Canada and then work for your Dubai employer as a self-employed contractor (providing the services remotely). As a self-employed person with a world income, I believe you will have a number of deductibles and a better chance at a lower tax bill. In any case, you can seek help from local tax professionals when you land in Canada.

It is confusing and overwhelming, so don't be worried about that.