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SCOTUS Declined Review of CA Decision Denying Foreign Tax Credit For Taxes Settled > 10Yrs After Return Was Filed

Ronald Marini

The Supreme Court has declined to review a decision of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that denied, as time-barred, a corporation’s refund claim for disputed foreign tax credits (FTCs). The Federal Circuit concluded that the 10-year statute of limitation period in Code Sec. 6511(d)(3)(A) for filing such claims began with date for filing the return for the year in which the foreign taxes originated, and not for the year in which the amount of the Read more

Canada Is Checking Foreign Tax Credits

Larry Stolberg - 11-24-15

It is not uncommon for e-filed returns or paper filed returns that claim a credit for US tax for CRA to request verification.

US tax paid per Canadian withholding slips are not requested because the slips are issued  by a Canadian entity. They are looking to US tax claimed per US reporting slips such as W2s, 1099s, 1042s or from the US 1040/1040NR tax returns. US social security tax and medicare (ie., FICA) is creditable if it relates to US source wages or services performed in the US which is evident  on the W2.

Foreign tax credits claimed in respect of US computed from  the US tax return based on determination of what portion of the tax payable of the return relates to US source income that is creditable is usually supportable by submitting to CRA your schedules and copy of the federal (and state where applicable) return. Recently CRA has Read more