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Which joint owner claims the total interest shown in box 13 of our T5 Statement of Investment Income?

 
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Which joint owner claims the total interest shown in box 13 of our T5 Statement of Investment Income?

According to CRA Attribution rules, what you need to do is determine who contributed to the investment and what percentage. You report the interest earned in the same proportion as the funds that were contributed into the account that earned the income. So if these were "your" funds, then you would claim the income on the T3 & T5 slips 100% in your name.

You cannot change the amounts strictly for tax advantages, and you should continue to report it with the same percentages each year, as changing this each year can trigger a review and possible reassessment from CRA.  Generally spouse's claim 50/50.

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Which joint owner claims the total interest shown in box 13 of our T5 Statement of Investment Income?

According to CRA Attribution rules, what you need to do is determine who contributed to the investment and what percentage. You report the interest earned in the same proportion as the funds that were contributed into the account that earned the income. So if these were "your" funds, then you would claim the income on the T3 & T5 slips 100% in your name.

You cannot change the amounts strictly for tax advantages, and you should continue to report it with the same percentages each year, as changing this each year can trigger a review and possible reassessment from CRA.  Generally spouse's claim 50/50.

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