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April 2015 Archives

Your federal tax filing status changes with divorce

Many British Columbia residents are expected to take advantage of federal benefits and credits while filing returns, due by the last day of this month. Refunds can be affected greatly by changes in household income, particularly for low-income taxpayers. Separation and divorce alter that income and impact how tax returns are filed with the Canada Revenue Agency.

Spousal support in British Columbia divorces

If your marriage is failing, spousal support might be either ordered by the court or it may be included as part of a negotiated agreement in your case. There are many factors the court will use to determine whether either you or your spouse are entitled to receive such payments, and they are not ordered in every divorce case.