Solved: My son moved in with me on Aug. 5 2016. Can I cla...

Why sign in to the Community?

  • Submit a question
  • Check your notifications
or and start working on your taxes
EnglishEN

Pick a language

Français English
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Highlighted
New Member

My son moved in with me on Aug. 5 2016. Can I claim him as an eligible dependant?

My son lived with his mother from Jan.1 to Aug 4 2016.  He now lives with his father from Aug. 5 2016.  can I claim him as an eligible dependant

1 Best answer

Accepted Solutions
Highlighted
New Member

My son moved in with me on Aug. 5 2016. Can I claim him as an eligible dependant?

If you were single then you may be able to make a claim.  However, if you are married, or were living with someone during the time your son was living with you in 2016, then you are considered common-law as of the date your son moved in, regardless of how long you and your partner were living together previously.

Also, if your son's mother was single, at least for the period of time your son was living with her, then she may also make a claim.  However, only ONE of you are able to make this claim.  To avoid conflict, speak with your son's mother.  If both of you try to make a claim, and both of you qualify otherwise, CRA will deny the claim to both of you until you can come to an agreement.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/rtrn/cmpltng/ddctns/lns300-350/305/lgbl-eng.html

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/rtrn/cmpltng/ddctns/lns300-350/305/sttns-eng.html

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/rtrn/cmpltng/ddctns/lns300-350/305/q7-eng.html

View solution in original post

1 Reply
Highlighted
New Member

My son moved in with me on Aug. 5 2016. Can I claim him as an eligible dependant?

If you were single then you may be able to make a claim.  However, if you are married, or were living with someone during the time your son was living with you in 2016, then you are considered common-law as of the date your son moved in, regardless of how long you and your partner were living together previously.

Also, if your son's mother was single, at least for the period of time your son was living with her, then she may also make a claim.  However, only ONE of you are able to make this claim.  To avoid conflict, speak with your son's mother.  If both of you try to make a claim, and both of you qualify otherwise, CRA will deny the claim to both of you until you can come to an agreement.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/rtrn/cmpltng/ddctns/lns300-350/305/lgbl-eng.html

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/rtrn/cmpltng/ddctns/lns300-350/305/sttns-eng.html

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/rtrn/cmpltng/ddctns/lns300-350/305/q7-eng.html

View solution in original post

v