Left Canada, Do I File A Tax Return?


I moved to the US in 2018, and filed an emigrant tax return in 2018 too. This year, I meet the non-resident requirements, so does that mean I still need to file a Canadian tax return? I still receive interest from a bank account I have in Canada.

Also, should I become an “official” non-resident and file the NR73? I don’t have any attachments to Canada anymore – no house, no drivers license, since 2018.


Because you’re a non-resident for Canadian tax purposes, you don’t need to file a Canadian tax return (no Canadian-source income.) Separately, you do not need to file the NR73, because CRA already considers you a non-resident via your 2018 tax filings.

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