Life events can have an impact on your taxes

Did you know?

Whether you just got married or divorced, had a baby, or lost a loved one, life events can affect your tax affairs.

Important facts

If your marital status changes, it’s important to let the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) know as soon as possible.

Getting married

Getting divorced

Having a baby

If you have a new baby or have a baby on the way, there are plenty of credits and benefits you may be entitled to receive. Applying is easy:

Explanations of these benefits are provided below.

For more information on child and family benefits, go to

Dealing with taxes after a death

Here are a few things to keep in mind when dealing with someone’s taxes after they have passed away.

CRA online services make filing easier and getting your refund faster

The CRA’s online services are fast, easy, and secure. You can use them to file your income tax and benefit return, make a payment, track your refund, receive your notice of assessment, and more. Did you know that the Government of Canada is switching to direct deposit for payments that it issues? This includes your tax refund and benefits payments. Sign up for direct deposit today! For more information, go to


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