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Asking for a friend. A Canadian university wants to hire me as a remote employee. I'll be working in Los Angeles. My annual salary is $60000 in 2020, and would be more in 2021.

Which of these things is the university liable for?

  • Social Security, Medicare, and FUTA
  • obligations such as paid sick leave or unpaid time off for pregnancy
  • withholding California state income tax? They and I would prefer they withhold Canada federal and provincial tax instead as I have to file a nonresident Canadian return

I have emplyment authorization both in Canada and the US so that will not be an issue.

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  • Adding, residency is also not an issue - this is a dual citizen. – Dave Pritchard Apr 14 '20 at 20:43
  • It's better if all the information relevant to the question appears in the question, and not in the Comments. Please add the dual-citizenship info to the question itself, using the "edit" button that appears just under the text. – DavidSupportsMonica Apr 14 '20 at 21:35
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    There is a tax treaty between the US and Canada that will control what taxes should be paid where. See Publication 597, Information on the United States-Canada Income Tax Treaty. I think you will have to determine where you are resident for tax purposes. – Patricia Shanahan Apr 14 '20 at 22:51

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