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Hello, this is Jason , in 2012, I have been putting in Single Zero for my work to have taxes taken out. Now, I married Yalee this last May 2012 in Philippines. Shouldn't I have changed my work to Married and something even though she is still in another country? I need to know this before I file for my Tax Return, because I don't want to get in trouble for Tax Fraud or something. Please Help, Thank You.


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the irs doesnt care what you put at work

on your return you should be using married.

your choice on joint or separate.

please do a search up top for recent threads on the subject.

lots of them if you prob go just 3 or 4 pages back even


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Hello, this is Jason , in 2012, I have been putting in Single Zero for my work to have taxes taken out. Now, I married Yalee this last May 2012 in Philippines. Shouldn't I have changed my work to Married and something even though she is still in another country? I need to know this before I file for my Tax Return, because I don't want to get in trouble for Tax Fraud or something. Please Help, Thank You.

What you have withheld is up to you as long as you do not unwithhold and get hit with a penalty. When you FILE your tax return you will file as married filng jointly or married filing separately--that depends on your tax situation and whiich gives you a better tax break. I am still claiming single and 1 deduction and I have been married for 2 years.

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What you have withheld is up to you as long as you do not unwithhold and get hit with a penalty. When you FILE your tax return you will file as married filng jointly or married filing separately--that depends on your tax situation and whiich gives you a better tax break. I am still claiming single and 1 deduction and I have been married for 2 years.

Dave

Hmm, can you really file as Single?

OP: my husband will be filing taxes this year. We got married June 2012. He is considering filing married separately... Unless I get ahold of my tax certificate from Feb 2012 in my home country, then we will be filing married jointly. The latter is what we prefer because his tax refund will be increased by at least a couple thousand dollars.

Look up americancitizens abroad.com. They have comprehensive info on this topic.


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Hmm, can you really file as Single?

OP: my husband will be filing taxes this year. We got married June 2012. He is considering filing married separately... Unless I get ahold of my tax certificate from Feb 2012 in my home country, then we will be filing married jointly. The latter is what we prefer because his tax refund will be increased by at least a couple thousand dollars.

Look up americancitizens abroad.com. They have comprehensive info on this topic.

He did not say filing as single, he said claiming single.

As in withholding of tax from his paycheck.


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2012 Sep 22 ::I-130 Sent
2012 Sep 24 :: NOA1
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2012 Nov 30 :: LND case#/IIN received via phone;
2012 Dec 10 :: DS3032 sent
2012 Dec 14 :: Case# received via email
2012 Dec 15 :: AOSbill / IV bil INVOICED -delay the process due to personal reasons-

2013 Jan 15 :: AOS / IV Paid -delay the process due to personal reasons-

2013 May 2 :: NVC received IV / AOS Package

2013 May 17 :: Sent checklist via FedEx

2013 May 22 :: Received Checklist

2013 May 30 :: Case Complete

CONSULATE STAGE

2013 June 5 :: Interview Scheduled by NVC

2013 June 7 :: Received Instruction Page

2013 Jun 22 :: Medical Passed

2013 July 10 :: Interview Passed

2013 July 12 :: Visa on Hand

POE

2013 Aug 13 :: Houston, Texas

2013 Sep 1 :: Card Received

ROC

2015 July 4 :: Packet Sent (Missed to include Tax and Leases due to emergency purposes so RFE is expected)

2015 July 6 :: NOA 1 Receipt

2015 July 29 :: Biometrics Schedule but moved due to emergency reasons

2015 Oct 8 :: Returned to USA

2015 Oct 15 :: Biometrics Done

2016 Jan 21 :: RFE Received as expected

2016 Feb 25 :: RFE docs sent

2016 Feb 27 :: USCIS RFE docs delivered

2016 Mar 17 :: Card Production Ordered

2016 Mar 21 :: Snail Mail (Sent by USCIS on 3-18-16 / Approved)

2016 Mar 25 :: 10 yr GC Received

N400

2016 May 15 :: Application to be sent!

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some married folk tick off 'single' on the w-4, knowing full well that the tax rate is higher,

then at tax time, filing 'married filing jointly' .. no harm, no foul, unless and until you actually owe some tax.

Folk that due this are using the Treasury department as their savings plan, getting back a nice(r ) refund check during tax season.

You probably want to get an ITIN for yer lass, if this is the first year you are filing 'married filing jointly'

and make certain the ID requirements for the W-7 are met.

Good Luck !


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some married folk tick off 'single' on the w-4, knowing full well that the tax rate is higher,

then at tax time, filing 'married filing jointly' .. no harm, no foul, unless and until you actually owe some tax.

Folk that due this are using the Treasury department as their savings plan, getting back a nice(r ) refund check during tax season.

You probably want to get an ITIN for yer lass, if this is the first year you are filing 'married filing jointly'

and make certain the ID requirements for the W-7 are met.

Good Luck !

I did this for a while.

I always claimed 0. That's even worse than single hehe.

I always called it my secret savings account.

Then a little under 2 years ago we were way too poor and i changed to married.

Big change in bi-monthly check!


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some married folk tick off 'single' on the w-4, knowing full well that the tax rate is higher,

then at tax time, filing 'married filing jointly' .. no harm, no foul, unless and until you actually owe some tax.

Folk that due this are using the Treasury department as their savings plan, getting back a nice(r ) refund check during tax season.

You probably want to get an ITIN for yer lass, if this is the first year you are filing 'married filing jointly'

and make certain the ID requirements for the W-7 are met.

Good Luck !

I see. Another thing we can explore! I think this tax thing as a married couple is giving my husband a tough time. Haha


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ask him to go over the w-7 instructions with you, nowish. Then let us know his reactions? TIA !


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