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chubbycheeky
Returning Member

Can I enter employment income, withholdings from a W-2, plus federal taxes I paid to the IRS into a Canadian tax return?

Doing Canadian tax return for my daughter, who is a US citizen with Canadian permanent residency. She worked in the US all of 2018. I need help taking data from the W2 that is relevent to Canadian taxes to report her income, and claim the foreign tax credit in the Canadian return. Specifically, the wages in BOX 1; federal tax withheld; FICA withheld; State Tax; and an amount with an "SDI" after it in BOX  "14. Other". Also, she paid federal tax owed to the IRS after her US return was done, but there was a refund from California state.  TurboTax community on the Canadian side offered limited help. They're not that familiar with the W-2, so they referred us for help here. Please advise and thanks in advance. J


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rjs
Level 15
Level 15

Can I enter employment income, withholdings from a W-2, plus federal taxes I paid to the IRS into a Canadian tax return?

Sorry to give you a runaround, but no one here in the U.S. TurboTax community has any idea how to enter anything in a Canadian tax return. We don't even know what a Canadian tax form looks like. If the Canadian community can't help you, your daughter might have to look for a local tax professional in Canada who is familiar with handling U.S. income.
chubbycheeky
Returning Member

Can I enter employment income, withholdings from a W-2, plus federal taxes I paid to the IRS into a Canadian tax return?

Thanks very much. You are right. And I have tried that. But we sound that cross-border tax reporting costs an arm and a leg; hence, we've been doing the returns ourselves using TurboTax on both sides. It was easy when she was just a student and didn't earn any income. We're encountering this challenge for the 1st time. But thanks very very much anyways.
SweetieJean
Level 15

Can I enter employment income, withholdings from a W-2, plus federal taxes I paid to the IRS into a Canadian tax return?

Go here for the TT Canadian forum:

https://turbotax.community.intuit.ca/tax-help

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