How do the tax laws work with playing the forex market with a US broker and being a Canadian resident?

I currently dabble in the forex market and using a US broker. How will I be taxed on my earnings, and what happeneds if I lose money that year, is it a capital loss? HOw does this work in regards to canadian tax laws with the broker being in the US?

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2 Responses to “How do the tax laws work with playing the forex market with a US broker and being a Canadian resident?”

  1. T E said:

    Your tax reporting for dealing with a US broker is the same as dealing with a cdn broker in that the income reporting and transactions should be translated in Cdn $.

    Regarding your quesion whether your loss should be a capital loss depends on whether your “playing” in the fx market constiute an investment or a business. There are no provisions in the Act which specify whether a foreign exchange gain or loss is on account of income or capital. An investment is generally in a situation of buy and hold, while a business is in a situation when you are knowledgeable and maybe with insider information, lots of daily time spent and numerous buys and sells during the day or week, etc.

    Please see the CRA’s IT-95R “Foreign Exchange Gains and Losses”. http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tp/it95r/it95r-e.txt

  2. CCC said:

    go to the us http://www.irs.gov and see canadians. there are special rules for you folks.




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