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Kurtis and I were married October 31st. Prior to that, he had lived in Canada and I lived in the US. I earned income in the US, and he earned his income in Canada. After we were married, we filed for EI (which we received--woo!). He has made no other income while living in the US.

Do we need to file Canadian taxes as well as US? Do I include his income on the US taxes (married filing jointly)? Does he include my income on his taxes? What tax forms do we use?

Sorry for so many questions.. this is my first time filing as married. Is there a website that spells this all out in easy terms? I tried filing online, but received error messages because Kurtis is from Canada.

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You might want to have a look at this recent thread: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=106720 - it answers some of your questions.

The difference between that example and yours is that your Spouse actually did live in Canada for part of 2007 - so he will need to file his Canadian return.

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Kurtis and I were married October 31st. Prior to that, he had lived in Canada and I lived in the US. I earned income in the US, and he earned his income in Canada. After we were married, we filed for EI (which we received--woo!). He has made no other income while living in the US.

Do we need to file Canadian taxes as well as US? Do I include his income on the US taxes (married filing jointly)? Does he include my income on his taxes? What tax forms do we use?

Sorry for so many questions.. this is my first time filing as married. Is there a website that spells this all out in easy terms? I tried filing online, but received error messages because Kurtis is from Canada.

:help:

Why would you get an error message? Does your husband have a SS#? If so, then once you select married filing jointly, you enter your spouse's current information. Residency as for taxes and immigration residency may be different.

Look at this thread, I think it has some information that may be helpful to you.

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Hi,

What is EI?

My husband earned some income abroad and we were married in December... do we file married jointly or separately?

confused,

Gail

This may help a bit

http:// www.visajourney.com/forums/index/php?showtopic=109


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Hi,

What is EI?

My husband earned some income abroad and we were married in December... do we file married jointly or separately?

confused,

Gail

This may help a bit

http:// www.visajourney.com/forums/index/php?showtopic=109

EI is employment insurance Canadians apply for when unemployed. Not sure if EI is the same in every country. As to your question, maybe asking a tax professional would be a good idea.


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