Under what conditions do I need to file taxes as common-law partners?
August 4, 2008 7:20 AM Subscribe
I've never been quite clear on Canadian common-law taxes. I'm wondering if I have to file with my girlfriend, and what the advantages are.
posted by anonymous to work & money (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We've lived together long enough for 2007 (no I haven't filed yet) to count as commonlaw. She was briefly covered by my health/dental insurance from work, and made a few dental claims, as a result of our common-law status.
I didn't work much in 2007 but when I did I was heavily taxed so I imagine there is a bit of a refund in the offing.
We are still together, at the same address.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of filing together?