Why doesn’t the spousal amount appear on my return? (spouse immigrated this year)
This only applies if your partner immigrated to Canada in the year.
If you have linked returns with your partner, make sure they’ve answered the following questions in the About You (About Your Residence) section in their return:
- Net income for the part of the year you weren’t a resident of Canada
- Net income for the part of the year you were a resident of Canada
If you have not linked returns with your partner, make sure you have completed the fields related to immigration in the Your Partner section.
If line 303 still does not appear, follow these steps.
If the amount on line 303 is $0 after following the steps outlined above, it means you aren’t eligible for the partner amount due to your prorated base amount and your partner’s net income for the part of the year they were a resident of Canada. See the Schedule 5 in the Summary section.