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  1. Thank you, you too! You will get through this, and I’m sure your husband and child will share a wonderful bond despite being apart right now. Stay strong and all the best.
  2. Have you considered filing an expedite request? Might be worth trying, even if you get rejected. Your case seems very unfair, you were DQ and then put back at the end of the line? Can’t the embassy process your child’s paperwork? Really ridiculous, I feel for you. If it makes you feel better, our original NVC submission was rejected, I sent in the additional document, and now who knows when it will be approved and husband will get his interview, since all the embassies are closed. My 18 month old daughter and I are currently in the US and he is abroad, who knows when we can travel back due to COVID-19... sigh...
  3. I agree this needs to be fixed, if they don’t want to give the stimulus to ITIN holder’s fine but US citizens and their children should absolutely be eligible, we file and pay our taxes and have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 just like everyone else.
  4. Yes, and undocumented people are encouraged to file taxes as it looks better if/when they try to go through the path to legalization. Are you guys in the process of getting papers for him? Do you think he will eventually have a SSN? To file as Head of Household while legally married, you should pay over half the cost of keeping up the home and live apart from your spouse for the last 6 months of the year. If that’s an option... Edit: sorry, overlooked the part where you said you haven’t done anything about obtaining residency due to the legal costs.
  5. Unfortunately it looks like if either spouse has an ITIN, no one gets the stimulus.
  6. Yes, you will receive an additional $2400 on top of your refund, as if you had an additional $2400 withheld in tax. It is not a reduction in taxable income but a refundable credit, basically the government owes you an extra $2400 and you’ll get it when you file 2020.
  7. The stimulus is actually an advance 2020 tax credit. They are basing it on your 2018 or 2019 numbers since people have yet to file their 2020 tax returns. However when you file next year (with SSNs and not an ITIN) you will receive the stimulus as a tax credit. Same for people who made too much in 2018 and 2019 but will have lower incomes in 2020, they won’t get the stimulus now but will receive it as a tax credit when they file next year. Make sense?
  8. Yes, it really sucks but you will eventually get the money when you file your 2020 return.
  9. So this is like the Earned Income Credit then, you are ineligible if either you or your spouse file with an ITIN, even with US citizen children. Am I correct in assuming that if my husband’s visa process is completed and he receives his SSN by the 2020 tax filing deadline, we will get the stimulus then? Hopefully.
  10. They will base your check on your 2018 numbers if you haven’t filed 2019. And no, the CPA absolutely won’t get any of your stimulus.
  11. Also, if we choose to file our 2020 tax return as Married Filing Separately will we then receive our $1200 portion of the stimulus? Questions...
  12. Great idea, I will work on it tomorrow! At the very least those of us who are citizens with valid SSNs that live and work here in the US should get a payment, whether or not our spouses have ITINs, what the hell? My husband doesn’t reside in the US and we are currently applying for his visa, we’ve done nothing wrong. Ridiculous...
  13. This is what I was worried about. Extremely unfair for those of us who are US citizens and choose to obtain ITINs and file jointly with our non-resident spouses, which the IRS ALLOWS us to do... sigh.
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