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I have lived in Korea for two years but need to change to non-resident status in Canada so I don't have pay taxes. I will be traveling SE Asia and Australia for the next year, so I will not be a resident of any country.

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    And why shouldn't YOU pay taxes? Don't you enjoy the services offered to you by the tax-paying citizens of Canada? You know, like paced street, police protection, and other basic stuff like that. ;) almost 7 years ago

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    This does not answer the question. I'm a the same situation, originally from Quebec and living and working in Australia on a Work Visa while being non resident Canadian. Looking for a travel insurrance is always complicated because you are officially a permanent resident of no country! I have found few companies that offer travel Insurrance for Canadian Expat living abroad. Check for TIC insurrance, many companies offers it. For info, I do pay taxes, in Australia. Being a non resident of Canada avoid double taxation, this is especially important as Quebec as a super high taxation rate. For igladden, why you would pay tax in Canada while living abroad and not benefiting any services in Canada? This doesn't make sense to me. over 5 years ago

    Answered by Pascal via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    You need to be a resident of some country and pay your share of taxes. over 5 years ago

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    If you are not a resident of any other country, then you will stay a resident of Canada as long as tax are concerned, but not for health insurance... over 5 years ago

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    If you're traveling on X country's passport, shouldn't you pay tax toward X country? If you get into trouble, they're the ones who are going to help you ...
    If you are staying long term in Y country and earning money there, then you need to look into the specific rules for both X and Y countries to determine how you pay tax. There will be an agreement between all developed countries and with most developing countries. over 5 years ago

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    The perspective that taxes should be paid in a non-resident country is absurd! Taxes are paid in order to support the economy and social services from which you benefit while living in a country, therefore, why would it be necessary to pay taxes where you are not living there? Would these people who insist that non-residents pay taxes themselves feel obligated to pay taxes in a country where they would be treated as a guest? Maybe the one where their ancestors come from or continue to live? The passport is related to citizenship and premise that your passport issuing country will help you out is extreme, since you are required to obtain travel health insurance if you visit the country while a non-resident. So, sure, if you get arrested unjustly or are kidnapped, the passport country will help, but social services (which are funded by taxes) are not at non-residents' disposal, therefore I disagree that taxes should be paid in a non-resident country.

    I am currently looking for non-permanent resident (on a visa) health insurance to visit my home country (where I paid taxes for 15 years) and I appreciate the information provided by Pascal. over 5 years ago

    Answered by DD79 via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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