The Tax Matters Toolkit have been recently updated by the Canadian Bar Association in partnership with Justice Canada, Finance Canada and the Canada Revenue Agency.
These Toolkit is designed to provide assistance to clients who are currently undergoing separation or divorce and to gain a better understanding of how tax regulations could potentially impact your financial situation after separation or divorce.
The toolkits delve into different tax credits, benefits and deductions. For example it deals with definitions that are relevant to you after separation, such as what classifies as a "principal residence" by the CRA or how do you approach your RRSPS after separation when buying a new property. The Toolkit provides insight to parties when they are trying to comb through the financial issues in their family law litigation. These include:
Collaborating with the tax system
Considering tax implications
Inquiring for clarification
Maintaining records and essential details
Submitting tax documents
It also provides a guide on using CRA FORMS that are important to obtaining a divorce and separation:
Regarding alterations in marital status
Concerning alimony payments
About RRSPs, RRIFs, and SPPs