Canada’s Foreign or Offshore Crypto Tax Reporting Rules
In Canada, the Income Tax Act outlines five basic rules that apply to foreign income reporting. These rules require Canadian residents to report transactions involving foreign parties or interests in foreign assets and property.
These rules largely exist as a way for the Canadian government to gather information about Canadian residents’ offshore holdings, even if they do not result in tax payable:
Section 233.1: T106 Form
According to Section 233.1, Canadian residents must file a T106 form if the resident enters a business transaction with a related non-resident.
Section 233.2: T1141 Form
Section 233.2 requires Canadian residents to file T1141 forms whenever the resident transfers or loans property to a non-resident trust or a similar entity.
Section 233.3: T1135 Form
If a Canadian resident owns or has an interest in specified foreign property, they must file a T1135 form.
Section 233.4 T1134 Form
If the Canadian resident has a foreign affiliate, the resident must file a T1134 form.
Section 233.6 T1142 Form
Section 233.6 applies to residents who are beneficiaries of a non-resident trust and receive a distribution from a non-resident trust. They must file a T1142 form.
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