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H&R Block said I can't file a W-7 for my wife???

#1 andy777

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 11:20 AM

I went to H&R Block to file for my tax return. I told them I want to have my wife name on my tax return but the H&R lady told me I can't. I told her that there are ppl fill out w-7. She said my wife isn't here in the US so I can't do it file for w-7. Then she said if the IRS found out that she not here and i file w-7 they wont let her in the US forever??? I think this lady dont no what she talking about.
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#2 lindal24

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 11:31 AM

Yea, that lady doesn't know what she's talking about.

W-7 is the application for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

Per the IRS website: "IRS issues ITINs to foreign nationals and others who have federal tax reporting or filing requirements and do not qualify for SSNs. A non-resident alien individual not eligible for a SSN, who is required to file a U.S. tax return only to claim a refund of tax under the provisions of a U.S. tax treaty, needs an ITIN."

--This currently includes the following:
Non-resident alien filing a U.S. tax return and not eligible for a SSN
U.S. resident alien (based on days present in the United States) filing a U.S. tax return and not eligible for a SSN
Dependent or spouse of a U.S. citizen/resident alien
Dependent or spouse of a non-resident alien visa holder

The bold is typically who we married "petitioners" would file for to be able to claim our spouse as an expemtion on our taxes.
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CR1/IR1 Timeline:

GENERAL INFO
[*]12-xx-2007 - 1st Trip (6wks) & Met him halfway around the world
[*]03-xx-2008 - Got engaged - two people on opposite sides of the world
[*]05-xx-2008 - 2nd Trip (2wks) - Engagement/Marriage/Consummation
[*]06-12-2008 - Filed I-130 (CR-1) with Vermont Service Center
[*]12-xx-2008 - 3rd Trip (4wks)
[*]06-05-2009 - Interview at 9:00am at HCMC Consulate (result: blue)
[*]07-08-2009 - Submitted RFE: Beneficiary's Relatives & Evidence of Relationship
[*]08-xx-2009 - 4th Trip (4wks)
[*]10-07-2009 - AP 91 days - Result: APPROVED!!
[*]10-31-2009 - POE: Detroit, MI
[*]11-18-2009 - Social Security Card
[*]11-20-2009 - Green Card
[*]01-21-2010 - Driver's License

THE NEXT STEPS...
[*]02/07/2011 - Renew Vietnam Passport
[*]07/30/2011 - Process of Removing Conditions Begins
[*]09/25/2011 - Date of I-751
[*]09/28/2011 - NOA1
[*]10/19/2011 - Biometrics

#3 bryonm4

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 12:47 PM

I went to H&R Block to file for my tax return. I told them I want to have my wife name on my tax return but the H&R lady told me I can't. I told her that there are ppl fill out w-7. She said my wife isn't here in the US so I can't do it file for w-7. Then she said if the IRS found out that she not here and i file w-7 they wont let her in the US forever??? I think this lady dont no what she talking about.

Call the number thats on the W7 forum they will give you all the correct info.
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Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
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I-129F Sent : 2008-03-25
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-04-05
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-08-04
Interview Date : 2008-11-06
Interview Result : Denied 2008-12-05

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Service Center : California Service Center
Consulate : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Marriage : 2009-04-13
I-130 Sent : 2009-04-28
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I-130 Approved : 2009-09-09
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Interview Date : 2009-12-23
Interview Result : Approved
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#4 hieumin

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 01:45 PM

Buy a hr block basic software for $15 at walmart and do it yourself, after u installed, there is a option for u pick your wife as "nonresident". that lady should relearned that tax.
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#5 hniHnitsuJ

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 01:52 PM

I went to H&R Block to file for my tax return. I told them I want to have my wife name on my tax return but the H&R lady told me I can't. I told her that there are ppl fill out w-7. She said my wife isn't here in the US so I can't do it file for w-7. Then she said if the IRS found out that she not here and i file w-7 they wont let her in the US forever??? I think this lady dont no what she talking about.


She doesn't knows what she talking about. I filed income tax for my wife back in 2008 with no problem, and lot of money back. hihi..

Read the link below, and good luck.

Loi and Suong

http://www.visajourn...amp;q=itin#1177
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I-130 Journey

USCIS
06-15-2008 : Marriage
08-16-2008 : I-130 Sent
08-18-2008 : I-130 Received
08-22-2008 : I-130 NOA1
02-02-2009 : I-130 NOA2 Approved 164 days from NOA1

NVC
02-04-2009 : Visited my wife for 2 weeks. 02-22-2009 come back to US
02-11-2009 : Received package from NVC
02-23-2009 : AOS Paid $70 (Online)
02-23-2009 : DS-3032 sent (by email)
02-25-2009 : Payment Received from my bank (AOS)
03-04-2009 : NVC has received the Choice of Agent DS-3032 (Online)
03-04-2009 : IV Application Processing Fees $400 (Online)
03-05-2009 : Payment Received from my bank (IV APS)
03-07-2009 : DS-230, and I-864 Sent (by USPS)
03-12-2009 : USPS confirm arrived at NVC for DS-230, & I-864
03-13-2009 : NVC received DS-230, & I-864 (Case in progress)
03-20-2009 : NVC case completed in 1 week NVC completed 03-20-2009.
04-02-2009 : NVC Left to HCM city
04-22-2009 : Medical Passed
05-12-2009 : Received a package IV from HCM Consulate by email
05-18-2009 : My wife got Pink.. yeah..
05-26-2009 : Visa received
06-18-2009 : US Entry!!! Yeah, my wife finally here.
06-29-2009 : Received SSN from snail mail
07-20-2009 : Green card received by mail
09-15-2009 : Writting test from DVM.
11-03-2009 : Driving Test.
01-20-2010 : Working.
04-20-2011 : Submit I751
04-26-2011 : Received I-797 NOA with Receipt Number
05-11-2011 : Received ASC Appointment Notice
06-03-2011 : Biometrics Apts @ 11:00 AM
10-11-2011 : Submit more evidence.

#6 andy777

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 06:18 PM

thanks for all the advices.
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#7 ScottThuy

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 12:25 PM

HR Block workers are nowhere near perfect. A friend had them do her taxes last year... she got a letter from IRS asking her or her tax preparer to come in for a meeting... HR Block wanted her to not attend the meeting... they told her it was thier mistake and they would cover the first 5000... but now they are awaiting approval from HR Block management as penalties are accruing... at the time of the meeting it was 6500... so everyday the penaties grow is more she has to pay out...
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#8 Christi and Ian

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 01:20 PM

I do my own taxes, and don't use anyone's software - I just use form 1040 and file electronically. Whenever I have a question, I just call the I.R.S., they're very helpful, and you can rest assured they are totally aware of the most current tax law. I've already filed Fed/State and received my refunds this year!
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Marriage : 2009-06-30

CSC: 155 days
I-130: 2009-10-01
NOA1: 2009-10-15
NOA2: 2010-03-05
I-129F: 2009-10-16
NOA1: 2009-10-23
NOA2: 2010-03-05

NVC: 60 days
Case #: 2010-03-11
AOS Paid: 2010-03-15
IV Bill Paid: 2010-03-24
Package Sent: 2010-03-29
AVR says received: 2010-04-02
RFE: 2010-04-13
Sign in Fail: 2010-05-10

CONSULATE: 17 days
Medical: 2010-06-04
Interview: 2010-06-15 - APPROVED!
Visa rcv'd: 2010-06-21

POE: 2010-06-29 LAX (286 Days from when we started this whole mess!)

CSC- ROC
Mailed 2012-06-05
NOA1 2012-06-07
Biometrics 2012-07-16
RFE 2013-02-06

#9 JimVaPhuong

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 03:05 PM

I do my own taxes, and don't use anyone's software - I just use form 1040 and file electronically. Whenever I have a question, I just call the I.R.S., they're very helpful, and you can rest assured they are totally aware of the most current tax law. I've already filed Fed/State and received my refunds this year!


I stopped doing this years ago. My taxes have become far too complicated. I would have to invest far too much time learning tax law in order to file an accurate return. I value this time far more than the amount of money I might save by becoming a self-made tax expert. Even with good tax prep software that integrates with my accounting software, it still takes me about 6 hours to prepare a return. I also tend to be conservative with my return. If I have any doubt about a deduction then I don't take it. I'd rather pay a little extra in taxes then go through the time and grief of an audit.

It's also been years since I've gotten a refund from either the federal or state governments. I'm not keen on the idea of giving an interest free loan to the government. I calculate my withholding so that I owe as little as possible at tax time, but I always owe a little.
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12/15/2009 - K1 Visa Interview - APPROVED!
12/29/2009 - Married in Oakland, CA!
08/18/2010 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!

05/01/2013 - Removal of Conditions - APPROVED!


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Posted 07 February 2010 - 10:01 AM

should we able to cash the refund when our so are not present here, because I believed husband and wife name both appeared on the refund
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#11 lindal24

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 10:49 AM

should we able to cash the refund when our so are not present here, because I believed husband and wife name both appeared on the refund



You're gonna get a hard time, but if you have atm deposit, just do it that way and you should be good. Either that, or you have to change the bank account to include your spouse then the bank will be okay with it.

I recently had problems too, but I just deposited via the bank atm and they havent told me anything yet...
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CR1/IR1 Timeline:

GENERAL INFO
[*]12-xx-2007 - 1st Trip (6wks) & Met him halfway around the world
[*]03-xx-2008 - Got engaged - two people on opposite sides of the world
[*]05-xx-2008 - 2nd Trip (2wks) - Engagement/Marriage/Consummation
[*]06-12-2008 - Filed I-130 (CR-1) with Vermont Service Center
[*]12-xx-2008 - 3rd Trip (4wks)
[*]06-05-2009 - Interview at 9:00am at HCMC Consulate (result: blue)
[*]07-08-2009 - Submitted RFE: Beneficiary's Relatives & Evidence of Relationship
[*]08-xx-2009 - 4th Trip (4wks)
[*]10-07-2009 - AP 91 days - Result: APPROVED!!
[*]10-31-2009 - POE: Detroit, MI
[*]11-18-2009 - Social Security Card
[*]11-20-2009 - Green Card
[*]01-21-2010 - Driver's License

THE NEXT STEPS...
[*]02/07/2011 - Renew Vietnam Passport
[*]07/30/2011 - Process of Removing Conditions Begins
[*]09/25/2011 - Date of I-751
[*]09/28/2011 - NOA1
[*]10/19/2011 - Biometrics

#12 hniHnitsuJ

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 01:07 AM

I stopped doing this years ago. My taxes have become far too complicated. I would have to invest far too much time learning tax law in order to file an accurate return. I value this time far more than the amount of money I might save by becoming a self-made tax expert. Even with good tax prep software that integrates with my accounting software, it still takes me about 6 hours to prepare a return. I also tend to be conservative with my return. If I have any doubt about a deduction then I don't take it. I'd rather pay a little extra in taxes then go through the time and grief of an audit.

It's also been years since I've gotten a refund from either the federal or state governments. I'm not keen on the idea of giving an interest free loan to the government. I calculate my withholding so that I owe as little as possible at tax time, but I always owe a little.


When my wife is not here, no way for me to add her name in my BANK ACCOUNT, I just deposit refund check into my account with no problem. When you deposit without taking the money out. I don't think there will be a problem. I did mine, no problem at All.
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I-130 Journey

USCIS
06-15-2008 : Marriage
08-16-2008 : I-130 Sent
08-18-2008 : I-130 Received
08-22-2008 : I-130 NOA1
02-02-2009 : I-130 NOA2 Approved 164 days from NOA1

NVC
02-04-2009 : Visited my wife for 2 weeks. 02-22-2009 come back to US
02-11-2009 : Received package from NVC
02-23-2009 : AOS Paid $70 (Online)
02-23-2009 : DS-3032 sent (by email)
02-25-2009 : Payment Received from my bank (AOS)
03-04-2009 : NVC has received the Choice of Agent DS-3032 (Online)
03-04-2009 : IV Application Processing Fees $400 (Online)
03-05-2009 : Payment Received from my bank (IV APS)
03-07-2009 : DS-230, and I-864 Sent (by USPS)
03-12-2009 : USPS confirm arrived at NVC for DS-230, & I-864
03-13-2009 : NVC received DS-230, & I-864 (Case in progress)
03-20-2009 : NVC case completed in 1 week NVC completed 03-20-2009.
04-02-2009 : NVC Left to HCM city
04-22-2009 : Medical Passed
05-12-2009 : Received a package IV from HCM Consulate by email
05-18-2009 : My wife got Pink.. yeah..
05-26-2009 : Visa received
06-18-2009 : US Entry!!! Yeah, my wife finally here.
06-29-2009 : Received SSN from snail mail
07-20-2009 : Green card received by mail
09-15-2009 : Writting test from DVM.
11-03-2009 : Driving Test.
01-20-2010 : Working.
04-20-2011 : Submit I751
04-26-2011 : Received I-797 NOA with Receipt Number
05-11-2011 : Received ASC Appointment Notice
06-03-2011 : Biometrics Apts @ 11:00 AM
10-11-2011 : Submit more evidence.



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