Filing U.S. Taxes in Canada.

Filing taxes in both the U.S. and Canada comes with its own set of complications. Whether you want to visit an office or file online, our tax experts will take care of it for you

What to know before you start.

Do I need to file a U.S. tax return

Do I need to file a U.S. tax return?

If you are a U.S. citizen living outside of the United States, you’ll need to file with the IRS. And some non-U.S. citizens still need to file. Not sure? Learn More.

When do I need to file by?

When do I need
to file by?

The revised U.S. tax filing deadline is July 15th. However, if you’re outside of the U.S. you have to file by June 15th.

Do I need to file a U.S. tax return

Will I owe taxes?

Not neccessarily. Filing a U.S. tax return doesn’t mean you will owe any taxes to the government in Canada or the U.S. Our experts will help you get the most from your return.

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

  • Preparation of U.S. federal and state
    income tax returns.
  • U.S. tax calculations.
  • U.S. and Canada treaty benefits.
  • Coordination of U.S. and Canadian
    deductions and credits.
  • Assistance with IRS correspondence.

How it works.

Whether you’re filing online or in person at an H&R Block office, our trained experts will make filing your U.S. taxes a breeze.

File in an office / drop-off


Step 1

Book an appointment with an expert at an office that specializes in U.S. taxes OR drop off at any location.


Step 2

Gather your forms. And consult these checklists to make sure you have everything you need.


Step 3

Dropping off? You’ll need to fill out these forms. Documents also available in store.


Step 4

We’ll give you a quote and prepare your taxes.


Step 5

After reviewing and approving your return, we’ll file it with the IRS and CRA.

File online with an expert


Step 1

Register online and tell us about your tax situation.


Step 2

We connect you to an expert and provide a quote up front.


Step 3

Upload your documents and our expert prepares your return.


Step 4

Communicate with your tax expert online at your convenience.


Step 5

After reviewing and approving your return, we’ll file it with the IRS and CRA.

U.S. / Canada filing FAQs

  • Filing deadline: July 15th
  • Filing deadline for expats: July 15th
  • Filing deadline by requesting extension: October 15th
  • Deadline to pay tax due: July 15th
  • U.S. citizenship can only be acquired in two ways: at birth or through naturalization.
    If you’re a Canadian living in the U.S. but not a U.S. citizen, we can help you file your 8840 Closer Connection Exception Statement to demonstrate your ties are closer to Canada than to the U.S.
    H&R Block has a variety of U.S. filing options to help you comply with all U.S. tax laws, even if this is your first time filing.
    We offer a range of options for those who wish to file for previous years, including the Streamlined Program and the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure.
    Our Tax Experts will help you prepare your final expatriate return to meet all U.S. Tax Code rules and regulations.
    You may have more filing requirements than a simple tax return. Speak to a 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.
    Any income collected is taxable in the U.S. Speak to one of our Tax Experts for help filing Form(s) 8621, 3520-A and/or 3520.
    Funds in an RESP are considered to be held in trust for a child. To include them on your return, you must complete Form(s) 3520-A and/or 3520. 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.