Should my partner and I claim our taxes together?
February 11, 2009 7:22 PM Subscribe
Should my partner and I file taxes separately or jointly? (Canada)
posted by DorothySmith to work & money (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My partner and I recently bought a home together (June) so we're not technically common-law married yet. He (25 years old) makes roughly $30,000 a year and I (23 years old) make roughly $22,000 (scholarships and teaching/research assistant jobs).
Would it be better for us to file together, or separately? We've heard from friends that it's probably better to file separately, but we're not sure why.