About : Tax Filing Combined for Myself and My Wife

Hi, 

I moved to Canada Last year November in Work Permit, My wife has Open Work Permit. But she was not working last year in Canada.  

My wife started working from 2015 - February as independent Contractor with Registered Company/Business Number on her own. 

She will be submitting TAX for company and herself next year. 

My question is 

Should i always submit TAX as combined (2014 and 2015)? Or

Should i submit TAX return for 2014 alone as combined and 2015 onwards separately? 

Please advise me. 

Thanks 

Answer

I recommend submitted your taxes as a joint (combined) return for both 2014 and 2015.  TurboTax can help you maximize your refund for you and your spouses combined income in 2014 and 2015.  This is how I have filed in the past  with my wife, a joint return, and she has no income.

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