How can I convince my company to not withhold 18%

You do? In the past four years, I’ve made a list of what’s needed to renew my ARC. Every year I come in with everything from the year before, only to be missing one thing and holding two extras. My tax forms have never been one of them. I genuinely believe they make up the rules just to make sure one can never reapply without a hassle. Looking forward to APRC…

To answer OP, you can ask them. My school always calls me up on a Saturday morning sometime in mid March to ask if I’ll be in the country long enough. It’s usually because they haven’t been withholding the 18% since Jan 1 and panicking. One would think they’d remember the following year, but they don’t. Point is, worst thing that could happen is you ask the accountant nicely and they say no.