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How do I prepare a spousal (or coupled) return in TurboTax CD/Download?

It’s easiest to add your spouse/partner at the beginning of your return. This way all deductions and credits can be optimized between you.

  1. From the Welcome to TurboTax screen, select Start a new return. The screen Select Your Method of Preparation should appear.
  2. Select EasyStep.
  3. Proceed through the Introduction section until you see the What’s your marital status? screen.
  4. Select either Married or Living Common Law. An additional field appears: How do you want to prepare your returns?
  5. For the question Do you want to prepare your returns together?, select Yes.
  6. Select Continue. Then, this screen should appear: Where did you live at the end of the year?
  7. Choose your province/territory.
  8. Select Continue. Then, the screen Personal Information should appear.
  9. Enter your and your spouse’s information.
  10. Select Continue.
  11. Proceed through the rest of the Introduction section, entering all relevant information.

You're ready to proceed with your spousal (coupled) return.

  1. From the side menu, select Introduction > Marital status. Then, the following screen should appear: What’s you marital status?
  2. From the list of options, select your marital status.
  3. Select Continue. Your new marital status is saved.
  4. Proceed through your return until the Information about your spouse or common-law partner screen appears.
  5. Enter your spouse’s/partner’s information and select Continue.
  6. Update and verify the information on the remaining screens until your returns are complete.

Related information:

How do I prepare a spousal or coupled return (Online edition)?

How do I enter tuition transferred from my spouse/partner or my child?

Frequently asked questions about marital status and filing your taxes

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