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Working in USA, how to best file Canadian taxes?

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Working in USA, how to best file Canadian taxes?

As the title suggests. I'm currently working in the USA and I just received my W-2 (US equivalent of a T4) for 2013. I was considered a resident of Canada for tax purposes by the CRA, so I will be filing Canadian taxes too. It's my first time doing this, so I'm not sure how to go about it. Which forms should I fill out? Are there things I need to watch out for? I'll be filing it electronically most likely. Which free software would you recommend?
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I would recommend finding a tax professional that specializes in cross-border tax situations. There are a few of them out there, though I can't vouch for any of them.
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Step 1 - file US tax return

Step 2 - Use info from US return to file Cdn return. Ensure to claim foreign tax credit.

I would go to a pro to get this done. It is somewhat complicated for a DIY.
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