Canadian-US tax filers rejoice! IRS drops Form 8891 for RRSPS

November 4, 2014 RHN CPA No Comments



Tax rules, especially when dealing across International borders, can be complicated and cumbersome.

Here’s a (rare) piece of good news that may simplify your tax life! According to this article, Canadians who are also US taxpayers will no longer need to file special form 8891 to get tax relief on accrued income in their RRSPs. As long as the person continues to file a US tax return and include any distributions from the RRSPs on the US tax return, he or she will qualify for the deferral of tax.

For more information, please read more at http://www.advisor.ca/tax/tax-news/irs-drops-form-8891-for-rrsps-165705

For a more in-depth read, please refer to http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rp-14-55.pdf



The information presented is only of a general nature, may omit many details and special rules, is current only as of its published date, and accordingly cannot be regarded as legal or tax advice. Please contact our office for more information on this subject and how it pertains to your specific tax or financial situation.

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