|Subject: Taxes Liability - Canadian being paid by USA Company but working abroad?
||Posted on: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 15:22:09 +0000 (UTC)
I am an engineer and a Canadian citizen who left Canada almost 10
years ago (to work in the UK, UAE, etc...) and have not been liable
for Canadian taxes since that time. I have recently moved my family
to Brazil (my wife is Brazilian). I currently travel to Brazil on a
tourist visa but will start the permanent residency status soon.
An American company is interested in employing me in Brazil. For
initial period of time, I would be paid by their office based in
Houston. They are likely going to apply for a TN visa for me
eventhough I will be spending most of my time in Brazil. By being
employed through their USA office, I can start working immediately in
Brazil instead of waiting for the Brazilian regular route lenghly
process and avoid te Brazilian very costly taxes... This way I could
be able to work immediately in Brazil on a technicalistance
I believe I would be liable for USA taxes by proceeding their way.
avoid paying USA taxes, could I open a limited company in the USA?
Could I obtain the TN visa even if they pay me trough the limited
company? Should I open an international company (ex. Bahamas) and
paid from teir USA branch? I will not establish any residency in the
USA but will likely be required to visit the USA for business
purposes, training, etc...