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I am a Canadian living in the US on a J1 visa. All 2015 income was in the US, and I paid US taxes. Turbotax yields zero federal foreign tax credit. Is this correct?

I have entered foreign tax paid in the US. In the review section, it shows a (small) provincial foreign tax credit and zero federal tax credit. Should I not receive a federal foreign tax credit?

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I am a Canadian living in the US on a J1 visa. All 2015 income was in the US, and I paid US taxes. Turbotax yields zero federal foreign tax credit. Is this correct?

Thank you for reaching out.

You DO NOT need to file taxes in Canada if the Canada Revenue Agency considers you a non-resident, and if you are not receiving any income from Canadian sources.

You can check your residency status here - http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/nnrsdnts/ndvdls/nnrs-eng.html#rsdncstts

More details about similar situation is mentioned in detail here - https://turbotax.intuit.ca/tax-resources/tax-tips/retirement-tips/canadians-living-in-us-file-income...

Hope it helps!!!

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I am a Canadian living in the US on a J1 visa. All 2015 income was in the US, and I paid US taxes. Turbotax yields zero federal foreign tax credit. Is this correct?

Thank you for reaching out.

You DO NOT need to file taxes in Canada if the Canada Revenue Agency considers you a non-resident, and if you are not receiving any income from Canadian sources.

You can check your residency status here - http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/nnrsdnts/ndvdls/nnrs-eng.html#rsdncstts

More details about similar situation is mentioned in detail here - https://turbotax.intuit.ca/tax-resources/tax-tips/retirement-tips/canadians-living-in-us-file-income...

Hope it helps!!!

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