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A married couple filed jointly in 2017, but, one of them did a bankruptcy in 2018 & their tax return done separately. How does the other file using turbotax in canada?

 
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A married couple filed jointly in 2017, but, one of them did a bankruptcy in 2018 & their tax return done separately. How does the other file using turbotax in canada?

The non-bankrupt spouse can use TurboTax, but they would have to choose to prepare their return separately. So if you are transferring their joint 2017 return into a 2018 return, when it gives you the option to pick who to create the new return for, make sure only the one spouse is selected. Some information about the bankrupt spouse will still need to be entered on the return. Also, some things like pension splitting, donations, medical credit etc… will require manual calculation because the optimizers will not work with only one spouse.


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A married couple filed jointly in 2017, but, one of them did a bankruptcy in 2018 & their tax return done separately. How does the other file using turbotax in canada?

The non-bankrupt spouse can use TurboTax, but they would have to choose to prepare their return separately. So if you are transferring their joint 2017 return into a 2018 return, when it gives you the option to pick who to create the new return for, make sure only the one spouse is selected. Some information about the bankrupt spouse will still need to be entered on the return. Also, some things like pension splitting, donations, medical credit etc… will require manual calculation because the optimizers will not work with only one spouse.


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