If you had a work permit for them, then they should prepare the “Withholding and Non-Withholding Tax Statement”. If they didn’t withhold tax, that box would show 0. I know of employers who tread the withholding for foreign workers the same as local workers: If the monthly earned income is less than a certain amount (I forgot what the number was), they don’t have to withhold…for locals. Then the local employee pays any amount due in the spring. They still have to have the official tax statement.
I had a work permit and valid ARC and all. That statement seems to be what they don’t want to give me, and keep giving me excuses about why they don’t have it.
So I’m clear though… if I have to claim my own taxes, I should tell the people at the tax office I started working there when my ARC became effective, right?[/quote]
I wouldn’t tell the tax office anything until you get the tax statement from the employer. If you don’t get one, it makes me wonder if you were even on the company’s books. If you were legally working for that particular employer, then I don’t understand how/why they can not provide you the tax statement.[/quote]
It doesn’t look like I’m going to get one from them. I just got a text from them asking me to wait till tomorrow and if they can talk to my new manager about this. I’m hesitant to do that though, because when they called my previous manager in KHH and asked her to do something a bit shady and she said no, they trashed me. And when my manager defended me (we had a great relationship, I worked there for two and a half years) they trashed her school, saying she was too nice to her foreigner teachers and that’s why they don’t know anything. This is what my KHH manager told me anyway.
Anyway, they’re offering to give me some paper that says I didn’t have any hours there in Nov. and Dec. '09, so then I wouldn’t have to pay any tax. Which sounds incredibly shady, and not something I want to do. This is also what they told my former manager in KHH
So, they wanna talk to my new manager, but I’m hesitant to let them do that, for obvious reasons. They don’t want to give me this paper though, I doubt they even kept any records. I"m pretty sure I was there legally though, seeing as my ARC seems to be perfectly valid and all.