Completing your tax return

Complete Schedule 2, Federal Amounts Transferred From Your Spouse or Common-law Partner, to calculate your claim. Enter, on line 326 of Schedule 1, Federal Tax, the amount from line 10 of the completed Schedule 2.

If your spouse or common-law partner is filing a return, use the amounts they entered on their return, schedules and worksheet.

If your spouse or common-law partner is not filing a return, use the amounts they would enter on their return, schedules and worksheet if they were filing a return.

Make sure you enter your marital status and the information about your spouse or common-law partner (including their net income, even if it is "0") in the "Identification and other information" area on page 1 of your return.

If the amount on this line includes a new claim for the disability amount, attach a completed and certified Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate. The CRA will review your claim before they assess your return to see if your spouse or common law partner is eligible for the disability tax credit. If they were eligible for 2017 and still meets the requirements in 2018, you can claim this amount without sending the CRA a new Form T2201. However, you must send the CRA Form T2201 if the previous period of approval ended before 2018 or if the CRA asks you to.

Complete Schedule S2, Provincial or Territorial Amounts Transferred From Your Spouse or Common-Law Partner, to claim the corresponding provincial or territorial non-refundable tax credit. Enter the amount you are entitled to on line 5864 of your provincial or territorial Form 428.

Supporting documents

Filing electronically

Keep all of your documents in case the CRA asks to see them later.

Filing a paper return

Attach your completed Schedule 2. If your spouse or common-law partner is not filing a return, also attach the information slips that show their income. Do not send your other documents but keep them in case the CRA asks to see them later.

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