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9/20/2018 10:07:46 AM
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Snowbird migration

Well, it's almost time for the annual Snowbird migration. (Retired Canadians heading south for warmer climes during our winter.) I've read the government is trying to stiffen rules in regards to this practice. I'm assuming these travellers still pay income tax on retirement benefits, property tax and so on while in Canada on a yearly basis as we all do, so I'm curious to why the rule changes. Can it be the potential cost of foreign medical if something happens while their away? Thanks!


9/20/2018 12:12:07 PM
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Hadn't heard about this, could you elaborate on what you've read?


9/20/2018 12:15:46 PM
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We are thinking about becoming snowbirds. maybe Arizona Nevada or California...we have a pull behind camper...any info about when to go (due to road conditions) where to get a site long is the average snowbird down south before they come home...thanks


9/20/2018 12:27:17 PM
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While I'm not 100% sure...

I wonder if it's maybe the American government thinking they can tax Canadians if they are in the states too long. That they would consider them to be residents for the purpose of income tax.


9/20/2018 2:05:57 PM
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With all the nonsense going on down south of the border, why not go farther? Mexico, Jamaica etc seem to be a much nicer choice, and the dollar goes farther as well.


9/20/2018 3:00:56 PM
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Rules and regulations....


9/20/2018 10:46:33 PM
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Careful how many days in states

I wont say how many as I could be wrong  
There is s limit on so many times which will not allow you to get Manitoba health care and other stuff.  
Plus states could charge you income tax.  
And keep in mind a day is counted even if you cross over for a supper in the states. That goes against what you are allowed.  
Important to be aware of all laws, restrictions and regulations.  
And buy extra medical insurance.  
Many get a us cellphone as it is cheaper than using your Canadian one.  
Have fun.


9/21/2018 9:25:57 AM
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on what type of activities you like to do.  
Laughlin Nevada/ Bullhead City Arizona are great places to go. There is a mini casino strip in Laughlin. Bullhead has a couple nice campgrounds.  
Lake Havasu Arizona is also a popular snow bird destination.


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