Life events can have an impact on your taxes
If your marital status changes, it’s important to let the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) know as soon as possible.
- Change your marital status – You can change your marital status online by using the Change my marital status service through My Account, or by calling 1-800-387-1193, or send us a completed Form RC65, Marital Status Change.
- Change of name – If you changed your name, let the CRA know as soon as possible. Call 1-800-959-8281 so you records can be updated. The CRA will not accept changes of name by email or over the Inter net.
- Spouse or common-law partner amount – Did you make the majority of the household income this year? If at any time in the year you supported your spouse or common-law partner and his or her net income was less than $11,038, you can claim this amount! If you also claimed the family caregiver amount, your spouse or common-law partner’s net income must be less than $13,078 to be eligible.
- Contributing to your spouse’s or common-law partner’s RRSP – Contributions you make to a spousal or common-law partner RRSP reduce your RRSP deduction limit. Find out how much you can contribute and deduct!
- Authorize a representative – Is your spouse or common-law partner a tax whiz? You can authorize your spouse or common-law partner online, using My Account, as your representative for income tax matters.