Registering your court order or written agreement
If your court order or written agreement includes a payment of spousal support, you must register it with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). This will allow the CRA 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 the CRA if the spousal or child support payable changes (other than cost-of-living adjustments or changes already stated 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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