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I'm separated or divorced, so why am I being asked for information about my former spouse/partner?

If your marital status changed from married or common-law to separated or divorced during the tax year: You’re still required to enter some information about your former spouse to complete your return and assess your eligibility for certain credits. The change may not affect your bottom line, but it’s required to complete your return.

If you didn’t separate or get divorced during the tax year: Complete the following instructions and TurboTax won’t ask you questions about your spouse.

  1. Select Find (or the magnifying glass icon).
  2. Enter marital status in the Find window.
  3. Select Marital Status from the list of results, and then select Go.
  4. Select the answer to On December 31, 20xx, you were (where 20xx is the tax year).
  5. Select No where it says Did you separate from your spouse/partner in 20xx? (where 20xx is the tax year).
  6. Select Continue.
  1. Select Find (or the magnifying glass icon).
  2. Enter marital status in the Find window.
  3. Select Marital status changes since December 31 from the list of results, and then select Go.
  4. Select No in answer to the question Did you marry, become common-law, divorce, become widowed, or separate from your spouse or common-law partner since December 31, 20xx? (where 20xx is the year before the tax year).

Related information:

What do I do if I don’t know my spouse’s income?

How do my spouse and I know what our net income is if the other person hasn’t done their tax return yet?

Marital status (source: CRA)

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