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Hi,

My wife and I just filed our income jointly today via 1040 in-person and the w-7 for her ITIN, as we did not want to wait for the return of her passport in the mail. It will take 9-11 weeks, at least, to get her ITIN.

Would this count as having filed our taxes on time (before April 15), or does she need to receive her ITIN for the filing to be considered "complete"?

If the tax filing isn't considered "complete" without her ITIN, should I apply for a filing deadline extension (form 4868)?

Or does our in-person appointment where we handed in our 1040 along with the w-7 count as having filed taxes, making this deadline extension unnecessary?

 

Sorry, I've never been in this situation before!

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Submitting the W-7 has nothing to do with whether an income tax return is considered timely filed.  When you submit the 1040 that is when the income tax is considered filed. Only if you are unable to timely file the return do you have to file an extension, not whether when the W-7 is processed.. From the IRS website:

 

When To Apply

First-time ITIN applications.

 

If you’re applying for a new ITIN, complete and attach Form W-7 to your tax return when you file the tax return for which the ITIN is needed. If you’re unable to file your tax return by the due date, you must file an application for an extension of time to file. Failure to timely file the tax return with a complete Form W-7 and required documentation may result in the denial of refundable credits, such as the additional child tax credit (available for tax years prior to 2018) and the American opportunity tax credit, if you otherwise qualify. Don’t file your tax return without Form W-7.

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41 minutes ago, Bjh said:

Hi,

My wife and I just filed our income jointly today via 1040 in-person and the w-7 for her ITIN, as we did not want to wait for the return of her passport in the mail. It will take 9-11 weeks, at least, to get her ITIN.

Would this count as having filed our taxes on time (before April 15), or does she need to receive her ITIN for the filing to be considered "complete"?

If the tax filing isn't considered "complete" without her ITIN, should I apply for a filing deadline extension (form 4868)?

Or does our in-person appointment where we handed in our 1040 along with the w-7 count as having filed taxes, making this deadline extension unnecessary?

 

Sorry, I've never been in this situation before!

You filed today. They know you had a W7 application for the 1040 you're filing.

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