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Is there any difference between joint preparation and separate preparation? I prefer to split some income to my wife manually so that I can get benefit from RRSP.

In my situation, I have 115,000 cad income in 2014 while my wife is 25000 cad. I contributed 20,000 cad to RRSP and my wife contributed 20000 cad to RRSP also. Can I use separate preparation and split some income to my wife so that it make my wife's RRSP MORE valuable for her refund?

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Is there any difference between joint preparation and separate preparation? I prefer to split some income to my wife manually so that I can get benefit from RRSP.

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Is there any difference between joint preparation and separate preparation? I prefer to split some income to my wife manually so that I can get benefit from RRSP.

What forms if income do you have? Employment?
New Member

Is there any difference between joint preparation and separate preparation? I prefer to split some income to my wife manually so that I can get benefit from RRSP.

All incomes are from employment.
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Is there any difference between joint preparation and separate preparation? I prefer to split some income to my wife manually so that I can get benefit from RRSP.

That rules out pension spitting.

Also, if you are an employee and so is your spouse, that pretty much rules out splitting income at source, for example by employing your partner or children.

If you have dependant children under 18 living with you and supported by you, you could receive up to $2000 Family Tax Cut, although this not real income splitting.

I'd suggest you be careful with RRSP amounts. Make sure that neither of you exceed your 2014 Amount A deduction limit. Obviously, the more you put into your RRSP the better , up to your limit, since you have a higher marginal tax rate. At your spouse's income level, you may also want to look at TFSAs.

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Is there any difference between joint preparation and separate preparation? I prefer to split some income to my wife manually so that I can get benefit from RRSP.

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Is there any difference between joint preparation and separate preparation? I prefer to split some income to my wife manually so that I can get benefit from RRSP.

New Member

Is there any difference between joint preparation and separate preparation? I prefer to split some income to my wife manually so that I can get benefit from RRSP.

It is helpful. Thank you TonyC1.
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Is there any difference between joint preparation and separate preparation? I prefer to split some income to my wife manually so that I can get benefit from RRSP.

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