I have good and bad news for those of you that live in the U.S. but have a Canadian RRSP from when you lived in Canada. The good news is that there is a really good chance your taxation here in the states will be lower than if you took the same distributions in Canada. The bad news, trying to figure out just how much … Continue reading How is my Canadian RRSP Taxed in the U.S.?
I often hear the same thing while working with people here in the states that also have Canadian assets like the RRSP or TFSA. “I work with my Canadian advisor with helping me on Canadian planning and use an advisor here in the states to help with my U.S. planning”. If you aren’t working with an advisor that understands planning issues in both countries, you … Continue reading RRSP Strategies When You Live In The U.S.
If you were fortunate enough to have worked in both the U.S. and Canada, there is a good chance that you will have both U.S. social security and a Canadian pension. Unfortunately, this brings an added wrinkle regarding when you should turn on each benefit. This article discusses how the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) reduces your social security benefit if you don’t have over 30 … Continue reading Social Security Strategies When You Also Have a Canadian Pension
Retirement planning is hard enough if you have always lived and worked in the United States. If you have worked in both Canada and the U.S., retirement planning may seem impossible. You have to deal with a moving exchange rate, different tax codes, and enough retirement planning acronyms to make you crazy (IRA, RRSP, TFSA, RRIF, etc.) Also, if social security planning isn’t difficult enough, … Continue reading How Your Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Impacts Your U.S. Social Security Benefit