It definitely takes some adjusting to now that I’m back in Stamford.
Things are quite a bit more complicated now that we’re married. When I look at our taxes and visas, it seems like such a big mess.
Reporting my Canadian taxes seems easy. There’s just one spouse section on which I report that he is not a Canadian citizen/resident and then I just report his income in Canadian dollars.
Reporting our US taxes is going to be giant pain, and here’s why
- We’re both foreign nationals living in USA. He’s Australian and I’m Canadian. So we have to figure out what status to report our taxes under. Technically we’re considered non-immigrants when it comes to our Visas, but for Tax purposes, we are considered resident aliens.
- Work. We don’t know how to report income from my work.
I didn’t realise that being married was such a big headache. I suppose it isn’t usually until you marry an Australian and a Canadian together in the USA.
We need an accountant. I’m going to find one that actually doesn’t suck. Hmm. I wonder where I can find a good accountant. Probably through immigration services?