Mar 22, 2012, 5:54 AM
Post #11 of 12
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I'm glad that my information was useful.
Something I would add to it is that if the only Canadian income one has is OAS and/or CPP, the chances of getting some or all of the witholding tax back are pretty good.
You have to download the non-resident tax return from the CRA website and submit it by the end of June. That's the good news. The bad news is that if you miss the deadline, there is no going back. You have lost your chance for that tax year.
Full disclosure: the form, or at least the calculations, are a bit of a bear and there is no software I'm aware of to do it for you.
In our case, anyway, after several years (3?) the CRA advised the various pension authorities to stop or reduce the witholding tax. I believe you still have to keep filing, though. You might find that they reverse their instructions about the witholding, but I don't know that for sure.