US Updates Border Policy for Canada Marijuana Growers

US Updates Border Policy for Canada Marijuana Growers| Evelyn-Ackah-Ackah-Business-Immigration-Law

US custom’s policy on cannabis and cross-border business and travel is a major concern for Canadians as legalization nears. Not only are Canadian marijuana users at risk, Canadian investors and workers in the US cannabis industry also face barriers to entering the United States. In response to the concern, the United States has updated border policy for Canada marijuana growers. […]

USMCA Replaces NAFTA: Cross-Border Business Travel

USMCA Replaces NAFTA: Cross-Border Business Travel | Evelyn Ackah | Ackah Business Immigration Law

Canada and US negotiators brokered a deal to replace NAFTA late September 30, 2018. Details of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, USMCA, are still emerging and is expected to be ratified by the US in late November. TNs (Trade National visas) covered under NAFTA Chapter 16, which let Canadian businesses hire skilled American and Mexican workers in […]

HR Policies and Canada’s New Marijuana Laws

HR Departments in Canada and the US Should Update HR Policies: Canada's New Marijuana Laws | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

What HR Should Do Now to Prevent Problems for American and Canadian Employees America and Canada have long enjoyed a friendly personal and business relationship. Many US and Canadian businesses conduct cross-border business and have employees who regularly or occasionally travel between the US and Canada for work or business. With Canada’s new laws that legalize […]

Don’t Be Banned for Life From Entering The United States: Canada’s New Marijuana Laws

What to Do If Your Are Banned for Life From Entering The United States: Canada's New Marijuana Laws | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

When Canada’s new marijuana laws that legalize cannabis use go into effect October 1, 2018, “U.S. customs and border agents are bracing for Canada’s legalization of recreational marijuana, saying they will continue to enforce federal law along the northern border,” according to Newsweek, and “Although medical and recreational marijuana may be legal in some U.S. States […]

Canadian Residents Hit With New US Taxes – Again!

New US Taxes Hit Canadian Citizens AGAIN - Double Taxation? | Evelyn Ackah | Ackah Business Immigration Law

Proposed new US taxes and regulations by U.S. Treasury Department may violate a Canada-U.S. tax treaty that is supposed to prevent double taxation, say experts. In December 2017 President Trump signed a sweeping retroactive tax reform bill into law which included the Transition Tax, also known as the Repatriation Tax. According to a new report by the CBC, “Many Canadian […]

(WATCH) Immigration and Tax Solutions for Canadians Traveling to the US on Business

WATCH Cross-Border Business Practical immigration and Tax Solutions | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

Cross-Border Business Immigration Law WATCH the Video: Practical tax solutions to manage the immigration risks and tax compliance obligations for business travelers from Canada to the US. Presented by Evelyn Ackah, Immigration Lawyer, BA, LLB ( Alberta, Ontario), Founder and Managing Lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law, Canada; and Laura McLeman, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois), of Citizen Abroad Tax […]