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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ghana
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My husband is filling 2011 IRS and want to know if is ok for him to file jointly even though I'm not there yet and I don't have SSN #. Please help.


USCIS:

2011 / 1/24 - Married

2011/12/13 - I-130 sent

2011/12/13 - NOA1 Received

2011/04/30 - NOA2 (U.S.C.I.S Approved)

NVC:

2012/05/15- Received case #, IIN, gave e-mail addresses, sent DS-3032 through email

2012/05/16 -AOS Bill Invoiced $ Paid

2012/05/16 - AOS Bill Paid

2012/05/17 - AOS bill appears as Paid and I-864 package sent through E.M.S

2012/05/18 -IV bill invoiced & paid( IV Package sent)

2012/05/30 - Case Complete at NVC

2012/06/11- Interview date received(Packet 4 receive)

Interview Date 2012/07/10 Approve on 2012/07/16

Medical/US Consulate/POE:

2012/07/09 - Medical Report

2012/07/10 - Interview - Asked to bring a document(police report in maiden name)

2012/07/16 - Approved!!!

2012/08/24 - Visa received!!!

2012/08/29 - POE (Atlanta Airport)!!!

2012/09/10 - received Welcome Letter and Receipt Notice !!!

2012/09/15- received Green Card !!!

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Yes, he can file jointly, but ONLY if you get an ITIN, which means you have to submit your passport to the right authorities for verification, fill out and sign a W-7, sign the tax return itself (a joint 1040 needs to be signed by both spouses), and sign a letter saying that you want to be treated as a resident for tax purposes. That means any of your income abroad will be subject to American taxes unless you have it excluded by filling out a foreign income exclusion. None of this can be done electronically. All of the paper forms have be mailed to a particular IRS processing site in Austin, Texas. Since the due date for taxes is just over a week away, your husband should probably file separately and then amend to jointly when you get here. Otherwise, he's going to have to get an extension.

There are tons of forums on VJ discussing all of this, so do a search for them for more information.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Cambodia
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I don't know if it is too late now. I just did the same thing, and I am done. I get the ITIN for my wife.

Your husband file W-7 http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/iw7.pdf

Then they will assign you an ITIN #. That's when you can use it to file for state tax as well.

Note: You have to give your actual passport, or certified copy of your passport page. I sent my wife original passport.

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My husband is filling 2011 IRS and want to know if is ok for him to file jointly even though I'm not there yet and I don't have SSN #. Please help.

you can apply ITN number, just like my hubby did for me.


USCIS

Jan.26 2012 - I130 petition sent

Feb.01,2012- Noa1

Mar.13,2012- expedited requested

Mar.14,2012- faxed supporting documents for expedite

Mar.23,2012- RFE

Apr.05,2012- RFE Rsponse Review

Apr.25,2012- I-130 approved

NVC

Apr.30,2012- Nvc Received (in the building)

May 02,2012- Noa2 touched hard copy

May 02,2012- Case number/invoice number assigned

May 04, 2012- Aos fee bill assigned/ pay/ sent Ds3032 written by email

May 08,2012- Aos paid/ Ds3032 accepted/ IV fee bill assigned and pay

May10, 2012 - IV fee paid

May 11,2012- Case complete/ nvc left

CONSULATE

May 18,2012- Medical (passed!)

May 21,2012- Interview- approved

May 24,2012- Visa on hand

May 26,2012- Entered USA

June 28, 2012 - 10 year Green Card on hand!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ghana
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If he cannot file joint since the time is almost due let thim file as single and then refile for amendment, thats exactly what i did and it worked perfectly for me if u dont want to go trought all that w7 thing. let him talk tax expects for advice

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If he cannot file joint since the time is almost due let thim file as single and then refile for amendment, thats exactly what i did and it worked perfectly for me if u dont want to go trought all that w7 thing. let him talk tax expects for advice

Nope, he shouldn't file as single. He should file "married filing separately" or "head of household" if he has dependents. He is not single.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ghana
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Yes, he can file jointly, but ONLY if you get an ITIN, which means you have to submit your passport to the right authorities for verification, fill out and sign a W-7, sign the tax return itself (a joint 1040 needs to be signed by both spouses), and sign a letter saying that you want to be treated as a resident for tax purposes. That means any of your income abroad will be subject to American taxes unless you have it excluded by filling out a foreign income exclusion. None of this can be done electronically. All of the paper forms have be mailed to a particular IRS processing site in Austin, Texas. Since the due date for taxes is just over a week away, your husband should probably file separately and then amend to jointly when you get here. Otherwise, he's going to have to get an extension.

There are tons of forums on VJ discussing all of this, so do a search for them for more information.

Thank you very much for your time.


USCIS:

2011 / 1/24 - Married

2011/12/13 - I-130 sent

2011/12/13 - NOA1 Received

2011/04/30 - NOA2 (U.S.C.I.S Approved)

NVC:

2012/05/15- Received case #, IIN, gave e-mail addresses, sent DS-3032 through email

2012/05/16 -AOS Bill Invoiced $ Paid

2012/05/16 - AOS Bill Paid

2012/05/17 - AOS bill appears as Paid and I-864 package sent through E.M.S

2012/05/18 -IV bill invoiced & paid( IV Package sent)

2012/05/30 - Case Complete at NVC

2012/06/11- Interview date received(Packet 4 receive)

Interview Date 2012/07/10 Approve on 2012/07/16

Medical/US Consulate/POE:

2012/07/09 - Medical Report

2012/07/10 - Interview - Asked to bring a document(police report in maiden name)

2012/07/16 - Approved!!!

2012/08/24 - Visa received!!!

2012/08/29 - POE (Atlanta Airport)!!!

2012/09/10 - received Welcome Letter and Receipt Notice !!!

2012/09/15- received Green Card !!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ghana
Timeline

I don't know if it is too late now. I just did the same thing, and I am done. I get the ITIN for my wife.

Your husband file W-7 http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/iw7.pdf

Then they will assign you an ITIN #. That's when you can use it to file for state tax as well.

Note: You have to give your actual passport, or certified copy of your passport page. I sent my wife original passport.

Thank you very much.

you can apply ITN number, just like my hubby did for me.

Thank you for your time.


USCIS:

2011 / 1/24 - Married

2011/12/13 - I-130 sent

2011/12/13 - NOA1 Received

2011/04/30 - NOA2 (U.S.C.I.S Approved)

NVC:

2012/05/15- Received case #, IIN, gave e-mail addresses, sent DS-3032 through email

2012/05/16 -AOS Bill Invoiced $ Paid

2012/05/16 - AOS Bill Paid

2012/05/17 - AOS bill appears as Paid and I-864 package sent through E.M.S

2012/05/18 -IV bill invoiced & paid( IV Package sent)

2012/05/30 - Case Complete at NVC

2012/06/11- Interview date received(Packet 4 receive)

Interview Date 2012/07/10 Approve on 2012/07/16

Medical/US Consulate/POE:

2012/07/09 - Medical Report

2012/07/10 - Interview - Asked to bring a document(police report in maiden name)

2012/07/16 - Approved!!!

2012/08/24 - Visa received!!!

2012/08/29 - POE (Atlanta Airport)!!!

2012/09/10 - received Welcome Letter and Receipt Notice !!!

2012/09/15- received Green Card !!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ghana
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If he cannot file joint since the time is almost due let thim file as single and then refile for amendment, thats exactly what i did and it worked perfectly for me if u dont want to go trought all that w7 thing. let him talk tax expects for advice

Taking from some of the advices, he has filed married but not jointly. Thank you for your time.


USCIS:

2011 / 1/24 - Married

2011/12/13 - I-130 sent

2011/12/13 - NOA1 Received

2011/04/30 - NOA2 (U.S.C.I.S Approved)

NVC:

2012/05/15- Received case #, IIN, gave e-mail addresses, sent DS-3032 through email

2012/05/16 -AOS Bill Invoiced $ Paid

2012/05/16 - AOS Bill Paid

2012/05/17 - AOS bill appears as Paid and I-864 package sent through E.M.S

2012/05/18 -IV bill invoiced & paid( IV Package sent)

2012/05/30 - Case Complete at NVC

2012/06/11- Interview date received(Packet 4 receive)

Interview Date 2012/07/10 Approve on 2012/07/16

Medical/US Consulate/POE:

2012/07/09 - Medical Report

2012/07/10 - Interview - Asked to bring a document(police report in maiden name)

2012/07/16 - Approved!!!

2012/08/24 - Visa received!!!

2012/08/29 - POE (Atlanta Airport)!!!

2012/09/10 - received Welcome Letter and Receipt Notice !!!

2012/09/15- received Green Card !!!

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Taking from some of the advices, he has filed married but not jointly. Thank you for your time.

Good move! Don't let forget after you get your social security number that you have up to 3 years to amend the 2011 filing to joint, and you'll probably get more money.

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