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Published: March 9, 2020

Last Updated: March 17, 2020

Earn more Than your Spouse?

If you earn more than your spouse, one way to transfer funds to him or her for investment without having the investment income subject to Canadian income tax in your hands is to directly pay your spouse’s tax liability, including tax installments that come due during the year. Funds that your spouse would otherwise use to pay income taxes can be invested and any income earned would be taxed at your spouse’s lower tax rate.


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