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Hi guys...I've been trying to file tax...but I don't believe both the free version of TurboTax or TaxAct have the option of putting my spouse as NRA.

My income is really simple. I just have one w2, one I099-R, student loans interest paid (I'm in grad school), new car taxes that maybe i can claim.

I'm tax-illiterate. Can anyone tell me what to do?


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You'll have to file a paper return. Sorry.

Do you have a SSN or ITIN for your spouse?

New car taxes - property tax (excise, ad velorum, etc.) on the vehicle can be deducted; sales tax can only be deducted if you claim state sales tax instead of state income tax, though usually claiming state income tax gives you a higher deduction. However, you must itemize deductions for any of this. If you don't pay mortgage interest and/or property tax, you're probably better with the standard deduction.

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You'll have to file a paper return. Sorry.

Do you have a SSN or ITIN for your spouse?

New car taxes - property tax (excise, ad velorum, etc.) on the vehicle can be deducted; sales tax can only be deducted if you claim state sales tax instead of state income tax, though usually claiming state income tax gives you a higher deduction. However, you must itemize deductions for any of this. If you don't pay mortgage interest and/or property tax, you're probably better with the standard deduction.

No, he doesn't have SSN or ITIN.

I saw some posts saying you could just write "NRA" under SSN? Do I need a document or something for it?

I thought I could just fill it out on TurboTax, then print the pdf file and mail that in to both state and federal. Do you think that would be ok?

I used to go to H&R Block to file my taxes several years back, but I felt it was a waste of $70 or some dollars...and back then all I had were some W2, and student loans. The people there didn't even have knowledge of what to do with my loans, etc.

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I thought I could just fill it out on TurboTax, then print the pdf file and mail that in to both state and federal. Do you think that would be ok?

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You can print the PDF, sign it, attach your W2 to the first page and mail it to the correct address for where you live. TurboTax normally generates a page of instructions that will cover what to do.

I don't know anything about state income tax or how to file.


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I understood from a couple of previous posts (unable to locate those threads now) that TaxAct allows the option to

a) fill in NRA for spouse, AND

b) efile (federal and state).

I do not know how true, or successful the poster was filing with those scenarios, or if someone can chime in.

I wonder if they.. TaxAct.. will respond to an email querry about their software's (online or CD) ability to address these scenarios.


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No, he doesn't have SSN or ITIN.

I saw some posts saying you could just write "NRA" under SSN? Do I need a document or something for it?

I thought I could just fill it out on TurboTax, then print the pdf file and mail that in to both state and federal. Do you think that would be ok?

I used to go to H&R Block to file my taxes several years back, but I felt it was a waste of $70 or some dollars...and back then all I had were some W2, and student loans. The people there didn't even have knowledge of what to do with my loans, etc.

You will need either an SSN or ITIN if you file MFJ and/or claim an exemption for your spouse. 'NRA' in place of spouse's SSN on a MFS return would be adequate.

Every state has different tax filing procedures; you will need to check with your state department of revenue

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