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Old Jan 16th, 2012, 12:46 PM   #31
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Old Jan 20th, 2012, 09:01 AM   #32
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I have also used TaxFreeway for the past few years without a problem, after switching from TaxTron.
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Old Feb 13th, 2012, 06:54 PM   #33
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Having switched over from windows earlier this past summer I always did my taxes by purchasing a CD at my local store but i have been looking lately and cannot find one for MAC that I can purchase and install on my MacPro. Surely after buying a $1000 dollar plus laptop I can at least do my taxes by loading in a cd and e-filing. Is there something I a missing.
I had the same problem last year but found Taxfreeway for Mac. It is downloadable and worked fine for me even with a sole proprietorship return to do.
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Old Feb 14th, 2012, 02:29 PM   #34
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I just got an email from the Taxfreeway for Mac folks yesterday that I've used very successfully the last few years and it's "summary" calculator has saved us a few thousand dollars each year for our seniors and pension sharing situation.
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"Dear customer,

TaxFreeway for Windows and TaxFreeway for Mac are CRA Netfile certified for tax year 2011. Please download formal releases from website below.

Cutting edge Canadian tax software - TaxFreeway

Product highlights:

. Interview style question format with CRA forms at the same time, flexible, powerful and easy to use.
. Handle almost all tax situations.
. Find every deductions and credits possible.
. Planners (RRSP, Medical, Donation, Split-pension) best optimize tax returns.

If you have installed Beta version, you can use menu 'Help->Check for Updates' in the software to install the formal release.

(TaxFreeway for iPad is at final stage of CRA certification and will be available soon.)

Thanks for your continued support. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.

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Old Feb 15th, 2012, 06:02 PM   #35
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Monday, the government opened up NETFILE for use... so every tax software should be able to NETFILE now. (Did my on uFile yesterday.)
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As usual, I'm down to the wire for my tax filing. And as usual, the universe has conspired to screw me.

I checked out Netfile, found a couple of software packages that looked interesting, and decided to go with TaxFreeway for Mac. Downloaded the software. Before starting, I took a second to review Netfile's restrictions... and found out that I'm not eligible to file online.

For the 2011 tax year, I'm a non-resident of Canada. That's enough to keep you from filing electronically.

It's the 21st-friggin'-century, isn't it? Digital bits and bobs zipping around the intertubes at the speed of light?

What a pain in the keister. Guess I'll be filing late again this year....

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Old Apr 30th, 2012, 12:17 PM   #37
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As usual, I'm down to the wire for my tax filing. And as usual, the universe has conspired to screw me.

I checked out Netfile, found a couple of software packages that looked interesting, and decided to go with TaxFreeway for Mac. Downloaded the software. Before starting, I took a second to review Netfile's restrictions... and found out that I'm not eligible to file online.

For the 2011 tax year, I'm a non-resident of Canada. That's enough to keep you from filing electronically.

It's the 21st-friggin'-century, isn't it? Digital bits and bobs zipping around the intertubes at the speed of light?

What a pain in the keister. Guess I'll be filing late again this year....

*grumble*
Just be thankful you are not a US citizen, or Green Card Holder, or married to one. The IRS has created a plethora of Catch22 forms. Forms with Draconian penalties for not filing or failing to unravel the convoluted mess into English. It is quite possible for the IRS to try claim everything an expat filer owns even though that expat owes not a dime in taxes.
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As usual, I'm down to the wire for my tax filing. And as usual, the universe has conspired to screw me.

I checked out Netfile, found a couple of software packages that looked interesting, and decided to go with TaxFreeway for Mac. Downloaded the software. Before starting, I took a second to review Netfile's restrictions... and found out that I'm not eligible to file online.

For the 2011 tax year, I'm a non-resident of Canada. That's enough to keep you from filing electronically.

It's the 21st-friggin'-century, isn't it? Digital bits and bobs zipping around the intertubes at the speed of light?

What a pain in the keister. Guess I'll be filing late again this year....

*grumble*

Why not do as friend used to do many years ago??

He'd enter his name SS # address etc. sign and date the form and attach all appropriate slips etc. and just mail it in. Worked for him for years. And saves any penalties if postmarked by the due date: midnight tonight!!!

You can print the appropriate forms and pages from your TaxFreeway for Mac or download them from Revenue Canada's site.
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Just be thankful you are not a US citizen, or Green Card Holder, or married to one. The IRS has created a plethora of Catch22 forms. Forms with Draconian penalties for not filing or failing to unravel the convoluted mess into English. It is quite possible for the IRS to try claim everything an expat filer owns even though that expat owes not a dime in taxes.
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The US has to be the grabbiest nation on earth with non-residents, and technology is allowing it to become ever-grabbier. It's one of the few in the world that requires you to file a return even if you're not living there or have never lived there, but happen to be a citizen (think Canadians with US citizenship via parentage). Ignorance of this requirement is also no defense whatsoever. Our first two years back in Canada, after 16 years in the US as green card holders were just lots of fun around tax time. NOT. Our problem was that nobody told us that in addition to letting Immigration and Naturalization know that we were abandoning our green cards, we were also supposed to let the IRS know. We had no idea that two entirely different forms had to be filed - so a year after moving back to Canada we were STILL deemed US residents for tax purposes! Completely ridiculous. At least we're done with that for a while - but our IRAs and 503b retirement plans will no doubt have us filing US returns again some time in the future.

And of course, our sons, both of whom were born in the US and hold dual citizenship, by law are required to file US returns every year - as well as register for the draft. Many US citizens who have lived in Canada for years don't bother to file US returns (one usually doesn't end up owing anything, given that there is a tax treaty that is supposed to prevent double taxation) but that's not an especially great idea, because you never know where life will take you, and the US has become much nastier about cracking down on expats. Don't assume they won't catch you - especially if you enter the US on a Canadian passport with a US place of birth:

Passports: The IRS Continues to Tighten the Screws - 1/31/2012

Further, as of 2014, Canadian banks will be required to report all bank accounts held by US citizens in Canada to the IRS.

US Citizens Living in Canada Have Yet Another Opportunity to Come Clean With the IRS - 09/01/2012

In addition to the tax returns, you're also required to file forms for foreign investments and bank accounts, and the penalties for not reporting those can be pretty high.

IRS Exempts Many Expats From FATCA - Forbes

Are Expats Derailing The FATCA Express? - Forbes

I know my older son is considering renouncing his US citizenship - though hasn't done so yet. He's still a student, so all of the financial ramifications, which generally only apply to high income earners or those with high net worth, don't apply to him. However, if he leaves it until later in his life when he's (we're hoping) earning a good salary, then things could change.
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What makes the FATCA bit particularly obscene in Canada is that Canada has a tax treaty with the US. It would be very difficult for US citizens living in Canada to hide interest income from the IRS.

Instead what they are after is full account disclosure, not just of the US Citizen living here but their spouse as well. I wonder how the US would react if Canada made similar demands of all US citizens living in the US but married to Canadians?
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