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Filed 2013/14 taxes as single!

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Hello all,

My husband and I are currently waiting for our visa interview date. Our case was completed near the end of April. It has come to my attention that I should have filed my taxes as married and I filed as single in the last two years since we've been married. I just wasn't thinking about it since he isn't a citizen or resident. Is it best for me to try and amend my taxes? If so, I know that I can probably re-file online for 2014, but I don't think I can for 2013. I am currently living in Brazil with my husband so it will be very difficult for me to file any physical paperwork. Also, it will probably take a long time for the amendment to go through, but our interview will most likely be sometime next month. What's my best option here? I'm very nervous! Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

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Sorry you are going to have to actually mail your amended tax returns in.

The good news is that it is super simple to do. Get on your tax software to file an amendment to your taxes, then you send in a new 1040. This is what should be taken to the interview.

File married filing separately, and where his social security number goes write in NRA. Then physically mail in the amendment, the new tax return, and a check if needed. Then when you get a social security number you can amend your taxes again to married filing jointly.

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My husband filed single too in his tax return and it wasn't an issue during the embassy interview. Don't worry.

Good luck!

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I think in many cases, the officer at an interview is looking for income as shown on your tax return and W2. He is not with the IRS. It is not his job to see if you did your taxes correctly.


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