I have my PR and live in Seattle, ~2 hrs south of Vancouver. For some reasons, I cannot relocate permanently to Canada for the next three years.
I am considering living in US while making frequent trips to Canada. One idea is to take a small shared bedroom in Vancouver and spending 2-4 days a week there (working remotely) while commuting back to US for the remaining days.
How does this impact my tax situation ? If I manage to spend < 183 days in Canada, do I avoid paying any taxes there ? I will continue to pay my US taxes. What if I exceed 183 days ? Does the tax treaty kick in ?
Second, my entire family has a PR. Do they all have to do this with me ? Or is it possible for only one of us (myself) to start counting against the 730 day requirement.
Also open to doing the other way around. Rent a small space in Seattle and spend 2-4 days there, while my family is settled in Vancouver.
We plan to move for good after 3-4 years depending on where we are with the day count.
Do you know someone who has adopted a similar approach ? I’d love to talk