New income-splitting rules might make some couples want to fudge their relationship statuses. The tax rules benefit married and common-law couples who have children under age 18. Unfortunately, single parents get nothing.
But to ensure clients are being completely honest, CRA might start examining the state of a couple’s relationship, asking specific questions, reports Financial Post. This could include whether the couple sleeps in the same room, eats meals together, or buys gifts for eachother on special occasions.