I am a Canadian citizen, but I have lived in the United States since March 2014 employed as an independent contractor. How do I file my taxes properly?

I do not have a US Taxpayer Identification Number, only a Canadian SIN. I am living in the Unites States with an O-1 Visa.

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If you are intending to return to Canada withing a year For 2014 you file a  full year resident in Canada claiming a  worldwide income including earning in Canada before departure and US earnings as a foreign income with corresponding Foreign tax credits ( based on the filed US return). 

If yo are not intending to return back to Canada and you sever all residential ties upon departure, you may file part year resident showing departure date and reporting in Canada only the income earned till the day you left ( unless you have Canadian sourced income after you moved to US)

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