Last week, I came across the 2008 edition of the following book:
The American in Canada by Canada by T. Ritchie of Transition Financial. As you can see it is available from Amazon.com and from the author’s site. Since the summer 0f 2011 I have been learning more and more about the problems of being a U.S. citizen and living outside the United States. This book focuses on the experience of being an American in Canada. As a result not all the information will be applicable to those of you living in the rest of the world.
But, what I liked about the book was that it identified a number of issues that you must be concerned with (regardless of where you live). In addition, it provides good insight into how to plan certain aspects of your life. Furthermore, you will learn about aspects of the U.S. tax and reporting system that would apply even if you lived in the U.S.
The description from Amazon.com includes:
“For Americans either contemplating a move or already living in Canada, this reference answers all the questions necessary to successfully plan the transition, including immigration planning, customs planning, cash management, income tax planning, retirement, wills and estates, risk management, and investments. According to the Association for Canadian Studies, more than 10,000 Americans moved to Canada in 2006, a new 30-year record. The similarity in language, currency, culture, services, and products of these two countries can lead Americans in Canada to mistakenly think its laws and customs are also the same. With proper planning before moving, it is possible to get a five-year tax holiday from Canadian taxes!”
Disclaimer: I don’t know the author(s). This is just offered as a helpful resource that discusses a number of issues under one cover. Check to see what the latest edition is before you but it. It is very reasonably priced.