If you and your spouse or common-law partner lived apart due to a breakdown in your relationship but got back together within 90 days, there are no tax implications that you need to worry about. However, if you had custody and control over a dependant and you weren’t living with or being supported by your spouse during the separation, you might be able to claim an amount for the eligible dependant.
Note: If you and your spouse separated and didn’t get back together within 90 days, you will need to inform the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) (and Revenu Québec, if applicable) of the change in your marital status. Doing so allows the CRA (and Revenu Québec) to determine the right benefits and credits you’re entitled to.
Where can I learn more?
- Updating your marital status (CRA website)