I'm a Canadian citizen who lived in the US for 8 months as a resident alien then moved back to Canada. Do I report the full or partial year's income?
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I'm a Canadian citizen who lived in the US for 8 months as a resident alien then moved back to Canada. Do I report the full or partial year's income?

I had had resident alien status from 1998 until September of 2016, when my green card expired.  Unable to qualify for medicare and too old for non-Medicare health insurance, the Medicare premiums and cost of renewal of the green card, at age 74, drove me back across the border, leaving my wife and home behind.  Now I need to know if the IRS requires me to list my income for the months after my green card expired and I was once again a Canadian resident.

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I'm a Canadian citizen who lived in the US for 8 months as a resident alien then moved back to Canada. Do I report the full or partial year's income?

I would suggest you download IRS publication 519 becuase you have a complicated situation which makes giving you a correct answer difficult. You also don't specify the residency status of your spouse. 
Here is some info from the pub  
You can be both a nonresident alien and a resident alien during the same tax year (dual-status). Such as the year you depart from the US. Aliens who have dual status should see chapter 6 for information on filing a return for a dual-status tax year.  with dual status - no standard deduction you must itemize, no joint return, must used married filing separate rates, .For the part of the year you are a nonresident alien, you are taxed on income from U.S. sources and on certain foreign source income treated as effectively connected with a U.S. trade or business. The rules for treating foreign source income as effectively connected are discussed in chapter 4 under Foreign Income

here's some additional info

Last Year of Residency
If you were a U.S. resident in 2016 but are not a U.S. resident during any part of 2017, you
cease to be a U.S. resident on your residency termination date. Your residency termination
date is December 31, 2016, unless you qualify for an earlier date as discussed next.
You may qualify for a residency termination date that is earlier than December 31. This date is:
1. The last day in 2016 that you are physically present in the United States, if you met the substantial presence test,
2. The first day in 2016 that you are no longer a lawful permanent resident of the United States, if you met the green card test,
or
3. The later of (1) or (2), if you met both tests. You can use this date only if, for the remainder
of 2016, your tax home was in a foreign country and you had a closer connection to that foreign
country.
 
A statement required to establish your residency termination date.  You must sign and date
this statement and include a declaration that it is made under penalties of perjury. The statement
must contain the following information (as
applicable).
Your name, address, U.S. taxpayer identification
number (if any), and U.S. visa
number (if any). Your passport number and the name of the country that issued your passport.
The tax year for which the statement applies.
The last day that you were present in the United States during the year.
Sufficient facts to establish that you have maintained your tax home in, and that you have a closer connection to, a foreign country following your last day of presence in the United States during the year or following
the abandonment or rescission of your status as a lawful permanent resident
during the year.
The date that your status as a lawful permanent resident was abandoned or rescinded.
Sufficient facts (including copies of relevant documents) to establish that your status as a lawful permanent resident has been abandoned or rescinded.
If you can exclude days as discussed earlier under De minimis presence, include the dates of the days you are excluding and sufficient facts to establish that you have maintained your tax home in, and that
you have a closer connection to, a foreign country during the period you are excluding.
Attach the required statement to your income tax return.
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I'm a Canadian citizen who lived in the US for 8 months as a resident alien then moved back to Canada. Do I report the full or partial year's income?

In general, you are still a resident alien, so you could file jointly with your wife, but you would have to report income from after leaving the US. However, you could use the foreign paid tax credit or utilize the US Canada tax treaty, depending on the type of income.  See https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-publication-597

If you do not want to report your income after leaving the US, you would need to file as married filing separately, a dual status return and add a statement applying for an early residency termination date (see the other answer for details)

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