Separation or Divorce

The income tax return includes a section entitled “Information about you.” In this section, you are required to give your situation on December 31, that is, whether:

  • you had a spouse;
  • you did not have a spouse.

If your marital status has changed since your last income tax return, you must give the date of the change.

If, on December 31, you and your spouse were separated because of the breakdown of your relationship and your separation lasted less than 90 days, you are considered to have had a spouse on December 31.

Support payments

If you pay or receive support payments, see the following pages for more information:

Tax credits

If you are separating or getting a divorce, click Tax Credits to find out what tax credits you may be entitled to.

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