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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Philippines
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married for almost two years now. k-3 visa.

wife has green card and SSN.

wife never work at all since obtaining a SSN.

last year, we filed "married filing jointly" on our tax return.

this year, we will also file jointly.

im just wondering. Should i change my W-4 from single 1 to married? or its ok to leave it as it is?

thanks guys.

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married for almost two years now. k-3 visa.

wife has green card and SSN.

wife never work at all since obtaining a SSN.

last year, we filed "married filing jointly" on our tax return.

this year, we will also file jointly.

im just wondering. Should i change my W-4 from single 1 to married? or its ok to leave it as it is?

thanks guys.

For all intents and purposes you can do anything you want on your W-4. If you want a force savings program with no interest paid, leave it as is. If you want the correct amount withheld, claim the appropriate number of exemptions.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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married for almost two years now. k-3 visa.

wife has green card and SSN.

wife never work at all since obtaining a SSN.

last year, we filed "married filing jointly" on our tax return.

this year, we will also file jointly.

im just wondering. Should i change my W-4 from single 1 to married? or its ok to leave it as it is?

thanks guys.

For all intents and purposes you can do anything you want on your W-4. If you want a force savings program with no interest paid, leave it as is. If you want the correct amount withheld, claim the appropriate number of exemptions.

Agreed, you could claim 10 dependants too, but if you significantly underpay, they might complain, but if you claim single instead of married on W-4, you will overpay and get no interest on your "savings account".


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Our timeline:

9/3/08: Submitted I-129

9/5/08: CSC received

9/8/08: NOA1 date

11/12/08: Requested expedite (promised response by 11/17/08)

11/19/08: Received status info by calling USCIS - Additional info sent

12/4/08: Call from CSC & "Touch"

12/4/08 to 12/22/08: Too many calls & faxes to mention, NO RESPONSE!

12/22/08: NOA2 Approval!

12/30/08: NVC forwarded petition to Embassy in Tokyo

12/31/08: Letter from NVC stating they forwarded petition

1/4/09: Received Letter from NVC

1/7/09: Packet Issued from Tokyo Embassy

4/18/09: Tokyo still unable to grant interview, moved to Philippines.

6/22/09: Our daughter was born (more embassy paperwork)

6/30/09: Reqeusted transfer of case to Manila

8/26/09: Visited embassy in Manila AGAIN, personally requested transfer of case (no record in their system)

11/4/09: Case Transferred from Tokyo to Manila - no notice sent

12/5/09: Notification that Manila received the case.

12/30/09: Interview packet received from Manila

1/25/10: Medical check in Manila (took 4 days)

2/1/10: Interview - requested additional docs,

2/2/10: Additional docs submitted, Embassy kept passports - expect visa soon.

4/5/10: Received Visa FINALLY!

4/12/10: Entry to USA

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If you change it from single to married you will have less month in taxes taken from your check. I used to claim single and then would get a big return but 2 of the last 3 years my income tax return check was conveniently lost :angry: so I changed my W4 to take less money out.


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