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by king256
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Common Law in Canada recognized in America?
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Common Law in Canada recognized in America?

Sorry, I do not now how to edit a post but, since I'd be considered as "Single" in the US, would I face problems having Common Law ticked in Canada return and Single ticked in US return? Since BC doesn't equate Common Law as marriage
by king256
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Common Law in Canada recognized in America?
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Common Law in Canada recognized in America?

To add, on the Legal Services society website, it says unmarried spouses who live together never become legally married.
by king256
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Common Law in Canada recognized in America?
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Common Law in Canada recognized in America?

Well BC does consider your common law partner your spouse under the Family Law act, (Must live together 2 years in a marriage like relationship) but, even though they are treated the same, BC seems to not equate Common Law to be the same as marriage, just get the same treatment. Another question to ...
by king256
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Common Law in Canada recognized in America?
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Common Law in Canada recognized in America?

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I read this on the forum earlier, so you still think I must be Single? that's how it seems to me, just want to confirm
by king256
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Common Law in Canada recognized in America?
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Common Law in Canada recognized in America?

Hello, I am in a Common-Law relationship with my partner in Canada, BC. For US tax purposes, is this considered married? I can not figure this out. In Canada, we are considered Common Law for tax purposes (not married, we tick common law.) I was reading the definition of "Married" on the IRS website...