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How to file tax return if got married last year but received SSN this year?

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I'm really sorry if this question was posted already. I've been searching the forum for a while and I couldn't find anything matching my situation. 

 

We got married last year (2018) in May. We filed for AOS in June, but it took USCIS 8 months to issue a simple work permit. 

In mid February (2019) my wife received her work permit. Two weeks later we went for the GC interview, on the same day we went to Social Security to submit the application for a new SSN. We already asked for one while submitting the AOS folder but no SSN was issued and when we the SSN worker checked to see if there is any pending application in the system she confirmed that there was none (again, well done USCIS!!).

A few days later we received her 2yr GC and her SSN.

 

I haven't filed my taxes because I was waiting for my wife's SSN so we can file married jointly. My accountant just told me that it got rejected. 

 

Is there anyone in our situation that could share their experience?

 

Thank you!

 

 

 

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Are you saying that a joint filing of of your taxes got rejected? I'm not sure I understand what got rejected.

 

Did you file taxes and the IRS said they rejected your (presumably filing married-jointly) tax filing?
To me that sounds like a conversation to have with the IRS, as they would be the ones involved in accepting or rejecting the tax return.

Based on our own experience with SSA, they really can take their time processing things, so it's possible that even if you have your card, it hasn't propagated through some necessary government database yet (or someone forgot to send it through). You might try calling them and asking them why the SSN was rejected by the IRS (if that's what happened, still not 100% sure what you meant).

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11 minutes ago, mc962 said:

Are you saying that a joint filing of of your taxes got rejected? I'm not sure I understand what got rejected.

 

Did you file taxes and the IRS said they rejected your (presumably filing married-jointly) tax filing?
To me that sounds like a conversation to have with the IRS, as they would be the ones involved in accepting or rejecting the tax return.

Based on our own experience with SSA, they really can take their time processing things, so it's possible that even if you have your card, it hasn't propagated through some necessary government database yet (or someone forgot to send it through). You might try calling them and asking them why the SSN was rejected by the IRS (if that's what happened, still not 100% sure what you meant).

 

 That's correct, joint filling got rejected. 

 

First, the IRS claimed that SSN doesn't match my wife's records 😕 and asked for a copy of the SSN card. 

Two days later they rejected the filing again. I asked my accountant for the exact reason of why they rejected the filing a second time, but I haven't gotten a reply yet. 

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, brrr said:

 

 That's correct, joint filling got rejected. 

 

First, the IRS claimed that SSN doesn't match my wife's records 😕 and asked for a copy of the SSN card. 

Two days later they rejected the filing again. I asked my accountant for the exact reason of why they rejected the filing a second time, but I haven't gotten a reply yet. 

 

 

 

E-filing has some complicated built in parameters where the computer rejects if everything does not meet them. Print the return and go old school. Sign it and put it in the mail. 

 

Your accountant did know that if your wife was employed in her country in 2018, then her income has to be reported if you file jointly?

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You can definitely used her SSN issued this year to file last uear joint return.

Sometimes it may take a while for IRS to see the newly issued SSN in their system. I’d wait say till toward end of March and reapply.

 

 


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