I really HATE the government right now !!!

posted 3 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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42460 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@isabelle_86:  Sounds like you need to consult with a financial manager/tax advisor re how to structure your taxes to get the most bang for your buck.

Post # 4
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9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@isabelle_86:  Definitely go speak with a tax specialist to find out what happened.  Why did you file as a couple if you’re not married yet?  Also, if you marked the child as your dependent and he also marked the child as his dependent on separate tax sheets, you would have been overpaid and responsible for paying it back.  Please go talk to someone who specializes in taxes and take copies of your returns with you so they can tell you what happened.

Post # 5
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655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@isabelle_86:  Call the CRA. This happened to me once and I was freaking out. I called them and they explained what happened. It turns out I had to submit an additional form and after I did it was all sorted out no problem. Because you filed for the first time as common-law AND had a baby there may have been mistakes on your file this time because these add a layer of complexity that you haven’t had to know about before. Call them first, then find a tax specialist to help if that doesn’t work.

 

@beachbride1216:  In Ontario, Canada you are considered common law after living together for 6 months. For the federal taxes it is one year (or I could have those times switched) Either way, you can file taxes together. That’s what I do now even though we aren’t married yet

Post # 6
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11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@isabelle_86:  this is probably the first time that you filed your taxes jointly.  your incomes are now combined making your “household income” higher, therefore, your child tax, etc will be reflected on a much higher amount.

i have heard this exact thing happen to many people.

Post # 7
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10489 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@isabelle_86:  I had to pay back a GST rebate.  Only one person within a couple can collect it, but DH and I were both getting it during a period that we were considered common-law.

I’m guessing there are similar rules for the other benefits, or when your incomes are combined you no longer qualify (since DH started working, we stopped getting GST rebates).

Post # 8
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9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@SillyStacey:  I didn’t notice the city.  Embarassed  There are very few states that continue to recognize common law marriages any more here in the U.S.

Post # 13
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2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@AB Bride:  I had to pay back my GST too, which I thought was complete bs since they made me pay back the entire year, eventhough we got married in August,  and therefore I only had one payment after we were married. 

Post # 14
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655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@isabelle_86:  That’s great to hear I hope it all works out. Fingers crossed!

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