Can you claim the transfer of certain amounts from your spouse or common-law partner?

Answer the following questions to find out if certain amounts from your spouse or common-law partner can be transferred to you.

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You may be able to claim all or part of the following amounts that your spouse or common-law partner qualifies for if your spouse or common-law partner did not need the whole amount to reduce their federal tax to "0":

  • the age amount (line 30100) if your spouse or common-law partner was 65 years of age or older
  • the Canada caregiver amount for infirm children under 18 years of age (line 30500)
  • the pension income amount (line 31400)
  • the disability amount (for self) (line 31600)
  • the tuition, education and textbook amounts (line 32300) for 2019 that your spouse or common-law partner designates to you (The maximum amount your spouse or common-law partner can transfer to you is $5,000 minus the current year amounts they use, even if there is still an unused part.)

Note 

Your spouse or common-law partner cannot transfer to you any tuition, education, or textbook amounts carried forward from a previous year.

If you were separated because of a breakdown in your relationship for a period of 90 days or more including December 31, 2019, your spouse or common-law partner cannot transfer any unused amounts to you.

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