Update your CRA information: Change your marital status
You must tell the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) about your new marital status by the end of the following month after your status changed. For example, if your status changed in March, you must tell us by the end of April.
Notify the CRA if:
- you married
- you became common-law
- you separated for more than 90 days (due to a breakdown in the relationship)
- you divorced
- your spouse or common-law partner died
If you have separated, wait until 90 consecutive days have passed before telling us.
We will recalculate your benefits based on your new marital status and adjusted family net income. The adjustment will start the month after your marital status changed.
Change your marital status online with My Account
Alternative: MyBenefits CRA web app or MyCRA web app
- By phone:
Change your marital status by phone
- Before you call
To verify your identity, you'll need
- Your three-digit bank (financial institution) number, five-digit transit number, and your account number
- Social Insurance Number
- Full name and date of birth
- Your complete address
- Details from your account or an assessed return, notice of assessment, reassessment, or other tax document
If you are calling the CRA on behalf of someone else, you must be an authorized representative.
- Telephone number
Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut:
Table 1 Day Hours Mon to Fri 9 am to 5 pm (local time) Sat and Sun Closed
Closed on public holidays
- By mail:
Change your marital status by mail
- Complete Form RC65 Marital Status Change.
- Mail the completed form to the address on the form.
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