I moved from Saskatchewan to Alberta in December of 2002. Most of my year’s income obviously was earned in Sask. However, my tax software only asks me for my province of residence as of Dec 31, 2002 and thus calculates the provincial portion of my taxes as if I lived the entire year in Alberta. Is this the correct way to calculate this portion of my taxes? I’m definitely not hiding this fact as I’m claiming moving expenses.
I also have a (small) graduation tax credit from the province of Saskatchewan for last year as that’s where I earned my degree, however, this appears to apply only to my Saskatchewan provinical taxes and as I’m not paying any (again assuming the above is correct), it doesn’t seem to be valid. Is this correct? Since Saskatchewan taxes are higher I doubt I’d be gaining anything by filing as a Sask resident.