- Me and my boyfriend became pregnant in 2013, but only lived together for 5 months that year. Does this mean we are considered common law for that year? Or are we considered common law after the baby was born in 2014
- My wife became a Permanent Resident in May of 2016 and immigrated from the U.S. I am a Canadian Citizen. However, she is required to continue filing U.S. tax returns. Can H&R Block do this for us, or can it be done online at H&R?
- Me and my fiance had just filed common law this year as now it is our first year as common law. All of a sudden we both received a letter saying that we owe money and then a week later receive another saying I owe another few hundred as my common law partner had apparently received credit for this OSTC but he has not received anything like this and ended up only receiving $40 back from taxes but yet he had received a letter aswell saying he owe $100 and some odd of money from something else entirely but yet he received this OSTC credit? Which we have seen nothing of and now I owe money because only one of us can receive this credit but we both have no idea where this credit is because my spouse never received it and I only got a $100 and some odd in taxes back but owe well over $200… weird and we are already broke as it is as I work I little retail job and he makes enough I to cover what I can’t. I am so confused on how I owe so much money![…]
- I separated in February of last year with my wife. Can I still claim any of my 3 kids as dependents? I only lived with my three kids for the January of that year. Can I claim any of the sports fees I paid for any or all of the three of them?
- My common law partner and I broke up in October and I moved out the same month. When trying to file online it asks for his tax info but I do not have it. How do I move forward?
Posted February 26th 2016
Tax season is officially here which means we’re starting to field a lot of questions from clients who are eager and ready to file their taxes. This month, we saw a lot of folks asking about family status changes and how those can impact their 2015 tax returns. For more information, check out our post […]
Posted November 5th 2015
Rules for claiming children when you are separated or divorced can be confusing. Both parents need to file their returns correctly or the claim may be disallowed.
Posted July 24th 2015
Taxes aren’t always an intuitive topic. Every month we will post frequently asked or interesting questions we receive. Here is the June edition of Dear Tax Pro. Q: If you already receive CCTB (Canada Child Tax Benefit) do you still have to apply for the new one with the lump-sum payment for July? Will it […]