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elfredy91
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What is the correct way to file my taxes if my spouse does not live in US and is not a green card holder yet?

 
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DoninGA
Level 15

What is the correct way to file my taxes if my spouse does not live in US and is not a green card holder yet?

If you are a US citizen or US resident and your spouse does not have a Social Security number or an ITIN and you are not applying for an ITIN with the tax return then you can only file your tax return as Married Filing Separately.  Where asked to enter the spouse's Social Security number enter 999-88-9999.  You can only print and mail your tax return, it cannot be e-filed.  When you print the tax return erase the Social Security number for your spouse and manually enter NRA for non-resident alien.

See this TurboTax support FAQ for the procedure to print and mail a tax return using the online editions - https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1944348-how-do-i-print-and-mail-my-return-in-turbotax-online

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DoninGA
Level 15

What is the correct way to file my taxes if my spouse does not live in US and is not a green card holder yet?

If you are a US citizen or US resident and your spouse does not have a Social Security number or an ITIN and you are not applying for an ITIN with the tax return then you can only file your tax return as Married Filing Separately.  Where asked to enter the spouse's Social Security number enter 999-88-9999.  You can only print and mail your tax return, it cannot be e-filed.  When you print the tax return erase the Social Security number for your spouse and manually enter NRA for non-resident alien.

See this TurboTax support FAQ for the procedure to print and mail a tax return using the online editions - https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1944348-how-do-i-print-and-mail-my-return-in-turbotax-online

elfredy91
Returning Member

What is the correct way to file my taxes if my spouse does not live in US and is not a green card holder yet?

Last year I forgot to say thank you, I used the information you provided here and filed by paper sorry for the late response

 

thanks a bunch

DoninGA
Level 15

What is the correct way to file my taxes if my spouse does not live in US and is not a green card holder yet?

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