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Filing as Single or Married but filing separately in taxes?

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Dear VJ pals,

 

My US husband will file taxes.As I do not live or have any income from US, does my husband file as single for taxes or married but filing separately?

I live abroad and I am an alien but he is a US citizen and lives and works in US.

 

Any help?

 

Thank you

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Never file as single while married.

Married Filing Separately

or even Married Filing Jointly by applying for yout ITIN.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

.

.

.

.

Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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Spoke with my tax attorney and then confirmed with IRS. If your USC spouse has a dependent living with him and he is the sole provider, he filed head of household,. If he lives alone, then then he must file married. Either jointly or separately. 

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14 hours ago, Greekwife said:

Dear VJ pals,

 

My US husband will file taxes.As I do not live or have any income from US, does my husband file as single for taxes or married but filing separately?

I live abroad and I am an alien but he is a US citizen and lives and works in US.

 

Any help?

 

Thank you

i am in the same situation, filing as married by separately and there is an option to state that your spouse is not a USC or PR.

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Thread is moved from the CR-1 Case Progress subforum to the Tax & Finances forum, where similar issues are discussed.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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23 hours ago, Greekwife said:

Dear VJ pals,

 

My US husband will file taxes.As I do not live or have any income from US, does my husband file as single for taxes or married but filing separately?

I live abroad and I am an alien but he is a US citizen and lives and works in US.

 

Any help?

 

Thank you

Never file as single, once married. 

 

Either Married Filing Separately, or Head of Household if eligible. Numerous tax software have the option to put N/A to fill spouse's SSN and amend later when the said spouse gets a SSN. That is what we did during our CR1 processing. 

 

Getting an ITIN is a pain from what I hear, so that option can be painstaking. 


I-751 journey

 

10/16/2017.......... ROC package mailed

10/18/2017.......... I-751 package received VSC

10/19/2017.......... I-797 NOA date

10/30/2017.......... Notice received in mail

10/30/2017.......... Check cashed

11/02/2017.......... Conditional GC expired

11/22/2017.......... Biometrics completed

  xx/xx/xxxx.......... waiting waiting waiting

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