Registering your court order or written agreement

If a court order or written agreement requires payment of spousal support, it must be registered with us. By doing so, we are able to verify the part of your payments that is spousal support and, if applicable, the part that is child support. You will also avoid unnecessary delays and adjustments to your tax return.

To register your court order or written agreement, follow the instructions on Form T1158, Registration of Family Support Payments. Do not include your order or agreement with your tax return.

Notify us if the spousal or child support payable changes from the amount originally registered (other than cost-of-living adjustments or changes already provided for in the court order or written agreement).

Do not register your court order or written agreement if it requires child support payments only.

Send a separate Form T1158 for each court order or written agreement you are registering.

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