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dmurrman

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Hi all, so my accountant filed my last 3 years taxes to the CRA, but put my marital status as single, even though I've been common law for 2 years with my non Canadian partner.
Question- is CIC going to be like WTF?
And is the CRA also going to be wondering what's up?
I think I'll tell the inept accountant to do it again. Thanks for any advice
 

Qwertypod

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You have to refile for the past two years as common-law. This will put your past returns into re-assessment. Happened to me as well. Fix it before CIC/CRA bring it up themselves. That being said, you always have the chance to look over the return and sign it before it is filed by your accountant - can't use the excuse of an inept accountant if they come after you.
 
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Hi all, so my accountant filed my last 3 years taxes to the CRA, but put my marital status as single, even though I've been common law for 2 years with my non Canadian partner.
Question- is CIC going to be like WTF?
And is the CRA also going to be wondering what's up?
I think I'll tell the inept accountant to do it again. Thanks for any advice
Are you sponsoring your partner as common law?

If so, fix this asap and refile your taxes as common law. IRCC uses this as one of the indicators to evaluate common law status.
 
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dmurrman

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Thanks for the tips, the accountant just filed it yesterday so I'm hoping I'm early enough to fix it without the govt going crazy