Before I met my girlfriend, I lived in a condo. Now I rented it out and I live with her and pay her rent. Now we are not legally married or signed common law agreement or anything like that, but I heard that if you live together for a year, you are automatically considered to be in a common law marriage.
Now does this mean I need to file taxes jointly with her? We have our own tax accountants and are happy with our choices.
If we file together, I hear we lose a lot of refunds? And I guess filing separately will be illegal?