Thanks for all the advice everyone!. I defiantly want to get my affairs squared away in canada. I sold my houses years ago and just have a loan on a fifth wheel and a vehicle and few toys that are paid for. So I plan on claiming non resident of canada since I will not really be there much. I guess I need a tax accountant and laywer to make sure everything is taken care of. I am getting a bank account with Barclays in the UK and getting rid of my one in canada along with the health insurance so I can claim non resident. not sure what all else I gotta do yet. besides research the crap out of how to get around and communicate once i'm there. any advice.