KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2013-3-1

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This week we send you to a discussion about the tax hit RRSPs face, information regarding obtaining past US tax information, a great piece on the US “E” Visa and some frightening findings about young Canadian’s behavior with sensitive financial information.

The multimillion-dollar RRSP: A ‘problem’ we’d all like to have (www.theglobeandmail.com) – It’s RRSP season again, the annual rush to stash a bit more cash in retirement savings plans. Most people don’t come anywhere close to maxing out their contributions and consequently have far too little in their RRSPs. But a select group of Canadians has the opposite problem: an embarrassment of RRSP riches…

How You Can Get Prior Year Tax Information from the IRS (www.irs.gov) – The IRS offers several different ways to get tax return information or a copy of your own tax return for prior years. Here are options to help you get the information you need…

An Alternative Cross-Border Planning Solution: The US “E” Visa (xbplanning.blogspot.com) – Check out a recent and well written blog post by immigration attorney, John Ainsworth: “U.S. Investment Visas – E1 and E2 (Treaty Trader and Investor)”. John provides a good overview of the “E” visa options. However, I look at the “E” from a different vantage point: as a cross-border financial planner…

Young Canadians Reckless with Valuable Financial Information Online, Survey Finds (www.techvibes.com) – A significant number of young Canadians who regularly post personal information on social network sites are putting themselves at unnecessary risk by mirroring similar oversharing behaviour offline with their payment card information, suggests a survey released this week by Visa Canada to mark the start of Fraud Prevention Month…

Come back next Friday for more interesting news and articles. Enjoy your weekend!

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