Moving or already moved to the USA?We can help.
Before You Move to the USA.
Congratulations on moving to the USA! Moving into a new country is an exciting time, but this transition also requires proper immigration paperwork, healthcare coverage, financial planning, tax planning and investment management.
All of this can seem overwhelming. At Transition Financial,
we have specialists to assist you in all stages of this exciting transition, from start to finish. Consult The Transition Toolbox before you move.
The Transition Toolbox
Immigration / Citizenship Planning
In order to live year round or work at any time in the US, you must have a valid visa, hold a Green Card or be a citizen of the US. If you are not a US citizen, your long-term objectives determine whether you should pursue a temporary work visa, a Green Card or citizenship because there are tax implications, healthcare, cost of living and lifestyle issues to consider. US citizenship and immigration planning requires a thorough analysis of your situation to determine the best strategy for you.
Medical Coverage in the USA
When moving to the USA, at least one of the following health care provisions should be established: Employee health insurance
Private health insurance, or US Medicare.
We advise our clients to apply for permanent medical coverage as soon as they become residents of the USA.More about health care
Filing Your Taxes
When you are moving from Canada to USA, you are required to file taxes in both countries and to declare your “worldwide income. This is called “Double Taxation”. At Transition Financial, we can help plan for double taxation and we can prepare your taxes in both countries, while keeping “double taxation” benefits at the forefront.More about taxes
In order to work or live in the USA , everyone in your family must have a SSN (for those working) or an ITIN. The SSN will be required by your employer and is required to file a tax return. The ITIN is required for those who are not eligible to work in the US and allows you to reduce your taxes by claiming your spouse and children as dependents.More about obtaining ID