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Thanks for your reply.


Yes, I have entered my marital status as of Dec 31, 2013 as "married" BUT then it asks if there has been a change in status during the year and I have to enter yes. (or I believe the option is "change" vs "no change"). At this point it makes me define the change with options like "single, then married" or "separated, then reconciled in same year" or "separated then divorced" etc. There is no "other" category where you can enter your own specific situation. And you cannot simply leave it blank.


So far I have entered "separated then reconciled in same year" although this is not technically correct since I was separated in 2011. Looks like I may have to call revenue canada.


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Similar-  Change in your marital status" dropdown has limited options

In the "Change in your marital status" dropdown, there is no selection for "Separated then Common-Law" however both these terms are valid terms used in other dropdown selections.  Is there an appropriate selection that can be chosen and recognized by CRA?.

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@Robnnadeau, You must been living in a conjugal relationship for at least 12 continuous months to be in a Common-Law status. Also "Separated" means that you have been living apart from your spouse or common-law partner because of a breakdown in the relationship for a period of at least 90 days and you have not reconciled. Once you have been separated for 90 days because of a breakdown in the relationship, the effective day of your separated status is the day you started living apart. That's why there there is no option for Separated then Common-Law. We suggest you to contact the CRA to understand your status. Thanks

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