What option should a Deemed Non-Resident select in TurboTax?

I moved to Germany in September for a year and am working and paying taxes in Germany. Since I am maintaining significant residential ties to Alberta, and there is a tax treaty with Germany, the CRA (http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/nnrsdnts/cmmn/rsdncy-eng.html) seems to consider me a "deemed non-resident": factual resident + having established ties with a country that has a tax treaty with Canada.

In the TurboTax form, it doesn't provide a "deemed non-resident" option. Do I just select "non-resident"?

Or do others have experience in my situation with how I should classify myself?



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Residency for tax purposes is determined on a case-by-case basis by the Canada Revenue Agency. If you have questions about your residency status, you should contact CRA’s International Tax Dept via the information found at the following link:

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/cntct/ntrntnlnqrs-eng.html

This link explains in greater detail the different Residency statuses:

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/international-non-residents/individuals-leaving-entering-canada-non-residents.html

 

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