can i use turbotax if i departed canada in the year


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Yes you can, here is more information around that

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You were a non-resident for tax purposes if you did not have residential ties in Canada, and: 
  • you stayed in Canada for less than 183 days in the tax year (including the days you arrived and left); or
  • you lived outside Canada throughout the tax year (except if you were a deemed resident).
Deemed resident

Generally, you were a deemed resident of Canada for tax purposes in 2014 if you did not have residential ties in Canada (otherwise a non-resident), but you temporarily stayed in Canada for 183 days or more in the tax year, and under a tax treaty, you were not considered a resident of another country.

Non-resident electing under Section 216

If you are a non-resident of Canada and you have rental income you can choose to send the CRA a separate Canadian tax return to report rental income from real property in Canada. Choosing to send this return is called electing under section 216 of the Income Tax Act.

For more information see the CRA's Income Tax Guide for Electing under Section 216.

Non-resident electing under Section 217

If you are a non-resident of Canada, Canadian payers deduct non-resident tax from qualifying Canadian income paid or credited to you. If the correct amount of tax has been deducted, this non-resident tax is your final tax obligation to Canada on this income. As such, this income is not required to be reported on a Canadian income tax return.

However, you can choose to include all your qualifying Canadian income on a Canadian return and pay tax on this income using an alternative method. If this is the case, you are then "electing under section 217 of the Income Tax Act" and may receive a refund of some or all of the non-resident tax withheld on this income.

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