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Ok well my husbnd finally has an appointment to get his passport notarizedn so that we can get the ITIN. Now since we are married fileing jointly how do I know what form I have to file? Do I have to send off the W7 form first to get the famous ITIN or do i send it together with our taxes? I am really confused. How will we know how much to deduct if we dont have his ITIN when i file? I suppose because of the missing number we have to do a paper file and not an efile correct? Do we have to wait till we get the ITIN to file? Can it be done simulataneously? Also how do i know what form to file the 1040 EZ or 1040?. My husband aws very ill last year and hardly has any income earned. He got help mostly from his family and me while he was on bed rest. Since he eared so little he is not required to file in the UK. Now my question is if i eared under 40k what form do I file? My husband and I have no kids so it will just be him and me on the taxes. And what do I do with this whole ITIN mess? Im lost! Some one please help.

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The_dip_sticks,

The same way you know what forms you have to file for immigration - you read the instructions. I know that many VJers don't like to do that, but ....

Unfortunately, and possibly even unbelievably, IRS instructions can be even more confusing than USCIS instructions, so your next step is also one that many VJers don't like to do - consult with a professional.

Yodrak

Ok well my husbnd finally has an appointment to get his passport notarizedn so that we can get the ITIN. Now since we are married fileing jointly how do I know what form I have to file? Do I have to send off the W7 form first to get the famous ITIN or do i send it together with our taxes? I am really confused. How will we know how much to deduct if we dont have his ITIN when i file? I suppose because of the missing number we have to do a paper file and not an efile correct? Do we have to wait till we get the ITIN to file? Can it be done simulataneously? Also how do i know what form to file the 1040 EZ or 1040?. My husband aws very ill last year and hardly has any income earned. He got help mostly from his family and me while he was on bed rest. Since he eared so little he is not required to file in the UK. Now my question is if i eared under 40k what form do I file? My husband and I have no kids so it will just be him and me on the taxes. And what do I do with this whole ITIN mess? Im lost! Some one please help.

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Mexico
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we filed for itin. got it. then filed our taxes jointly.

please consult a tx person for other qs. too serious to muck up.

good luck

Daniel

:energetic:


Ana (Mexico) ------ Daniel (California)(me)

---------------------------------------------

Sept. 11, 2004: Got married (civil), in Mexico :D

July 23, 2005: Church wedding

===============================

K3(I-129F):

Oct. 28, 2004: Mailed I-129F.

~USPS, First-Class, Certified Mail, Rtn Recpt ($5.80)

Nov. 3, 2004: NOA1!!!!

Nov. 5, 2004: Check Cashed!!

zzzz deep hibernationn zzzz

May 12, 2005 NOA2!!!! #######!!! huh???

off to NVC.

May 26, 2005: NVC approves I129F.

CR1(I-130):

Oct. 6, 2004: Mailed I-130.

~USPS, First-Class, Certified Mail, Rtn Recpt ($5.80)

Oct. 8, 2004: I-130 Delivered to CSC in Laguna Niguel.

~Per USPS website's tracking tool.

Oct. 12, 2004 BCIS-CSC Signs for I-130 packet.

Oct. 21, 2004 Check cashed!

Oct. 25, 2004 NOA1 (I-130) Go CSC!!

Jan. 05, 2005 Approved!!!! Off to NVC!!!!

===============================

NVC:

Jan. 05, 2005 ---> in route from CSC

Jan. 12, 2005 Case entered system

Jan. 29, 2005 Received I-864 Bill

Jan. 31, 2005 Sent Payment to St. Louis(I864)

Feb. 01, 2005 Wife received DS3032(Choice of Agent)

Feb. 05, 2005 Payment Received in St. Louis(I864)

Feb. 08, 2005 Sent DS3032 to Portsmouth NH

Feb. 12, 2005 DS3032 Received by NVC

Mar. 04, 2005 Received IV Bill

Mar. 04, 2005 Sent IV Bill Payment

Mar. 08, 2005 Received I864

Mar. 19, 2005 Sent I864

Mar. 21, 2005 I864 Received my NVC

Apr. 18, 2005 Received DS230

Apr. 19, 2005 Sent DS230

Apr. 20, 2005 DS230 received by NVC (signed by S Merfeld)

Apr. 22, 2005 DS230 entered NVC system

Apr. 27, 2005 CASE COMPLETE

May 10, 2005 CASE SENT TO JUAREZ

Off to Cd. Juarez! :D

calls to NVC: 6

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CIUDAD JUAREZ, American Consulate:

Apr. 27, 2005 case completed at NVC.

May 10, 2005 in route to Juarez.

May 25, 2005 Case at consulate.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I feel your pain, dip_sticks! Trying to figure out how to file our taxes this year was like reading through mud! Somehow I don't remember USCIS forms being so hard to decipher. I tried using Jackson Hewitt last year but ended up doing most of the research for him. I am sure H&R Block are equally useless for most people with cross-border tax issues. So this year after much perseverance, I finally found a CPA who seems to know what he is doing. And after much hair pulling over the past few months, I am willing to to pay $$$ to let him take care of it. At least we can deduct his fees next year. :lol: Truly, as Yodrak and AnaAndDaniel have said, the best advice is to get a professional to help you out. Lord knows, the two agencies you don't want after you are the INS and USCIS!


canadaC.gif - Derek usaCa.gif- KJ

TIMELINE

Civil Ceremony - 02/19/2005

I-130 Mailed Out - 02/25/2005

I-130 NOA1 - 03/04/2005

I-130 Approved - 04/07/2005

Pay I-864 - 05/13/2005

Return I-864 - 07/22/2005 *We mailed in the wrong birth certificate which led to a month or so delay*

Family Ceremony - 10/22/2005

Interview in Montreal - 12/22/2005

Activate Visa - 12/25/2005

Move to Virginia - 04/06/2006

Mailed I-751 - 11/02/2007

Received in Vermont - 11/05/2007

Check Cashed by VSC - 11/09/2007

Received NOA 1 - 11/10/2007

Biometrics - 01/10/2008

Card production ordered - 09/10/2008

Card received! - 09/17/2008

Now on to citizenship...

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It is very clear if you read the instructions - that is unless you don't have the latest version of W-7.

Otherwise "get out your checkbook" IRS W-7 Agents

Well I did read but it just left me more confused so I was looking for clarification.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Morocco
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Ok well my husbnd finally has an appointment to get his passport notarizedn so that we can get the ITIN. Now since we are married fileing jointly how do I know what form I have to file? Do I have to send off the W7 form first to get the famous ITIN or do i send it together with our taxes? I am really confused. How will we know how much to deduct if we dont have his ITIN when i file? I suppose because of the missing number we have to do a paper file and not an efile correct? Do we have to wait till we get the ITIN to file? Can it be done simulataneously? Also how do i know what form to file the 1040 EZ or 1040?. My husband aws very ill last year and hardly has any income earned. He got help mostly from his family and me while he was on bed rest. Since he eared so little he is not required to file in the UK. Now my question is if i eared under 40k what form do I file? My husband and I have no kids so it will just be him and me on the taxes. And what do I do with this whole ITIN mess? Im lost! Some one please help.

I called the IRS and actually talked with somebody to help me figure it out. ANd they were very nice and pleasant to talk to. Here's the Link: IRS Telephone Assistance

Good Luck!

Mary K.


Mary (NC) Atif (Youssoufia)

NOA2 for 129F on 16 Nov 2005......NOA2 for I-130 on 28 Nov 2005

INTERVIEW DATE SCHEDULED FOR 9AM[GMT] 27 FEBRUARY 2006-Issued 221g for Validity of relationship....told being sent back to USCIS/Atif Received Visa On 10 March 2006

AOS/EAD

10 July 2006--signed I-485 and I-765

25 July 2006 recieved NOA-1 for both

18 Aug 2006 Biometrics Appt.

21 Oct 2006 EAD arrives in mail

26 Dec 2006 received aapt.->01 Feb 2007 AOS interview->CANCELLED! rescheduled 01 Aug 2007-waiting

09 Feb '07-received denial of AOS--#######??!! MTR filed--Interview-01 Aug 07

27 Sept '07-I-765 [#2] filed--14 Nov '07 Biomerics for I-765 [#2]

Take it from me....GO TO THE AOS INTERVIEW DATE ANYWAY!!!!! EVEN IF YOU GET THE SNAIL MAIL NOTICE!!!

August 2009--Permanent Resident Card arrives!!!!

We are Finished with Immigration for 10 years!!!!

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