We make U.S. taxes easy.

We know the tax laws on both sides of the border. We have H&R Block Tax Professionals located across Canada that specialize in U.S. taxes. They can help you with your filing requirements, both in the U.S. and Canada.

What's included in our U.S. tax services?

  • Preparation of U.S. federal and state income tax returns for you and your family
  • U.S. tax calculations
  • U.S. and Canada treaty benefits
  • Coordination of U.S. and Canadian deductions and credits
  • Assistance with correspondence from the Internal Revenue Service

We're ready to help you with your U.S. taxes.

Find out if you need to file a U.S. tax return

Do you need to file a US tax return? As a U.S. citizen residing in Canada, you must file BOTH a Canadian return and a U.S. return. Fortunately you may not have to pay taxes in both countries as there are ways to ensure you're not taxed twice. U.S. citizens and green card holders are expected to file a 1040 form every year if they meet the income threshold requirements. In addition to the 1040 form you may be subject to additional U.S. tax reporting if you own or are a beneficiary of Canadian mutual funds, TFSAs, RESPs, RRSPs or RPPs. Here are a few claims to make when filing your U.S. returns:

Earned Income Exclusion

Form 2555 is a special form excluding foreign earned income from taxation in the United States. Ask us how to claim this exclusion.

Foreign Tax Credit or Deductions

Another way to avoid double taxation is by claiming a foreign tax credit on your U.S. return for taxes you are required to pay to Canada. To find out how to claim this, make an appointment with an H&R Block U.S. Tax Expert.

Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR)

As a U.S. Citizen, if you have a financial interest in foreign accounts exceeding $10,000 you must file an FBAR with the Treasury Department by e-filing the FinCen114. The CRA and the IRS have an open, transparent relationship and failure to report could result in a penalty of up to $10,000. Talk to a Tax Expert today to protect your assets.

Filing Deadline

If you live outside the U.S., you have an automatic extension of two months to file your U.S. tax return. In other words, your U.S. return is due on June 15 each year, rather than April 15. For your Canadian return, we advise you to follow the Canadian tax return deadline of May 2nd, as the IRS will begin assessing interest on any unpaid balances on April 15th.

Search here to find your nearest H&R Block office that offers cross-border filing services

  • Who qualifies as a U.S. citizen?

    Depending on where you live, and for how long, you may or may not qualify as a U.S citizen. U.S. citizenship can only be acquired in two ways: at birth or through naturalization. Visit your nearest H&R Block office to speak with a trained Tax Expert and answer a few simple questions to find out if you qualify as a U.S. citizen.

  • What if I'm a Canadian citizen living in the U.S?

    As a Canadian resident who is not a U.S. citizen but who lives there, we can help you file your 8840 Closer Connection Exception Statement to demonstrate your ties are closer to Canada than the U.S.

  • How do I file my first return as a U.S. citizen?

    H&R Block has a variety of U.S. filing options to help you fully comply with all U.S. tax laws, even if this is your first time filing.

  • What if this is my first time filing but I have multiple years to account for?

    Although staying on top of your taxes is important, we understand that it's not always possible. That's why we also offer a range of options for those who wish to file for previous years. Thanks to the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program and the Streamlined Program we are able to help you file prior year returns.

  • What if I used to be a U.S. citizen but have since renounced my citizenship?

    Our tax experts will help you prepare your final expatriate return in order to meet all U.S. Tax Code rules and regulations.

  • If I'm a U.S. citizen with Canadian mutual funds, how do I include them on my return?

    Although a great financial vehicle for most, if you are a U.S. citizen who owns Canadian mutual funds you may have more filing requirements than a simple tax return. Speak to an H&R Block Tax Expert to help you file your Form 8621 to report any gains inside your mutual funds. Please also note this is different than Canadian tax return reporting requirements.

  • If I'm a U.S. citizen with a Canadian Tax Free Savings Account, how do I include it on my return?

    While TFSAs offer a unique opportunity for tax sheltered savings in Canada, any income collected is taxable in the U.S. Speak with an H&R Block Tax Expert to determine if you need a to file Forms 8621, 3520-A, and/or 3520.

  • If I'm a U.S. citizen with a Canadian Registered Education Savings Plan, how do I include it on my return?

    RESPs funds are considered to be held in trust for a child. To include them on your return you need to complete Form(s) 3520-A and/or 3520 in order to file. And as RESPs usually contain mutual funds, you may need to complete Form 8621. It's also important to report any gains on these accounts on your U.S. tax return.

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