What documents do I need to prove my province of residence at the end of the year?

Gena Katz, a chartered accountant and principal with Ernst and Young, has the answer.

Gena Katz 4 March, 2004 | 2:00PM
Dear Expert:

What documents are acceptable to prove to the tax department what province you resided in on Dec. 31 of a particular year? (I became a Nova Scotia resident late in 2003.)

Expert Answer:

You don't have to submit any proof of residence with your tax return. However, if Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA) should request support at a later date, evidence would include home address (purchase documentation, lease, utility or phone bills, etc), bank account information and driver's license address.

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