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Taxes Married Filed Jointly?

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I had filed an I-130 for my wife and she has just recently arrived to the United States on February 25, 2015, She has her social security number and is a lawful permanent resident. I just got done filing taxes for 2014 and I filed married filed jointly. Even though she was not present in the United States in 2014, I figured since she is now a lawful permanent resident and that she has her social security card, it should not be an issue. She didn't have any income in 2014 since she was residing in Pakistan so I put 0 for her income. There was no foreign income either. Now, I'm worried that I may have made a mistake filing jointly because someone told me that my spouse needs to be in the United States for 6 months before I can include her in my tax filing; I have no idea how reliable this is though. Any input? Is this going to cause any problems?

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You're fine. You did it right....married is married is married. The form doesn't ask if you're married and your spouse is residing in the states and if they've been then at least six months. It just says married. Period.

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