Marital Status

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Marital Status

Post by Kty » Mon Mar 07, 2005 12:59 pm

This year I'm eligible to file my marital status as common-law. My fiance has an outstanding student loan through the Canadian Gov't. Last year his tax return wasn't issued to him, instead it went towards his debt.

My question is now that I have to file as common-law will my tax return be taken towards his outstanding debt? What are the differences in filing common-law/married and single? We currently live in Canada. Thanks in advance!

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Post by nelsona » Mon Mar 07, 2005 1:07 pm

Married or not, you don't file a 'joint' return in canada, so I wouldn't worry too much about it (except that you are now 'married' to a person who has debts).

They aren't going to take your refund away from you, just his.

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Re: Marital Status

Post by jenny26 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:17 am


There is no special qualification for both these filing statuses. A spouse may choose either file jointly or separately but you can take both the statuses for the year. You were together living as a husband & wife in common law marriage.
Hope you satisfied with my suggestion.

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