Accidentally claimed northern living for 2 people in same dwelling.

Says me and my wife claimed the northern living allowance (which I accidentally did). Wont let me go back to "unclaim" it from my wifes return. Please help

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Make sure to clear the numbers from the Northern Residents screens in the Deductions section for your wife first, then go back to the Profile section and uncheck the "I live in a remote area and qualify for the northern residents deduction" checkbox for your wife. 

Here are the steps to claim it, so just do this in reverse. 

  1. On the third screen in the Profile section, answer Yes to the question "are there other deductions such as public transit, union or professional dues or alimony that you want to claim?"
  2. Select the I live in a remote area and qualify for the northern residents deduction checkbox. You'll enter information in the Deductions section of the interview.
  3. In the Deductions section, click Qualifies on the Northern Residents Deduction page.
  4. Complete the fields on the Northern Residents Deduction screen and then click Continue.
  5. Complete the fileds on the Northern Residents Deduction - Trips screen and then click Continue.
  6. Complete the fields on the Additional Residency Amount screen and then click Continue.


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