married but living separately
My partner and I are considering marriage. However, it's a bit of a tricky situation. I have my primary residence in ottawa along with two children from a previous marriage. She has her residence in montreal along with a child from a previous relationship. As it stands now, we cannot live full time together anytime soon. We would still like to get married... but I'm wondering how that would effect us tax wise. Would we have to list a primary residence - even though I generally spend almost equal time in ottawa and montreal? Would our incomes merge then for tax purposes?
It seems tricky but I can't get any solid answers.