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Old 03-17-2011, 10:12 PM   #16
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Just finished my taxes and once again tortured myself by looking at the difference if we were able to file a joint return.
I'll still note that I don't really understand this since we don't have marriage incentives in Canada. Two single people pay the same taxes as two married people, a single parent gets the same tax deductions as a married parent, etc. The only difference is in the ability to transfer deductions and you can transfer deductions if you are married (opposite-sex or same sex), common-law (opposite-sex or same sex), or are both parents of the same child.

BUT

There's another discussion that I've been watching that is saying one of the side effects of the decision to stop defending the discriminatory definition of marriage is that the supreme court is going to rule on the validity of the limitation on tax filings. Thus, you can apparently file a protective refund claim for all open tax years in which you would benefit from filing jointly. If the supreme court agrees that the definition is unconstitutional, then refunds in protective claims will be granted.

They do seem to be saying that they are currently only looking at cases where couples are legally married. But, since there are many who are not allowed to get legally married, my guess is that this issue may continue to play out for a few years and may have several points of back-granting before it is fully resolved.

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