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I am a U.S Citizen, and I am marrying a Canadian citizen. As of now we have one child together. I am a licensed merchant marine officer, and work for a U.S company in the Gulf of Mexico. We plan on moving to Canada within a year and she is going to sponsor me for either Permanent Resident, or Citizenship. I have question on what I would be paying in taxes and to who? I work 185 Days of the year on a ship. Thank you for your time, and happy Thanksgiving!

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Until married you file separate but usa 1040

When married.  You still file usa citizen

If you give up? Usa citizen to become Canadian???   Beyond my expertise and the scope here

As long as you are a citizen.  You must file a 1040

If she is not a usa resident.  You. An exclude her.  But this is a complicated mess that shod be clearly identified and ironed out long before you marry and or relocate  

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