topic Can I change my filing status in the future? in Get your taxes done using TurboTax https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/can-i-change-my-filing-status-in-the-future/01/831971#M327233 <P>I'm married trying to file jointly but the process of getting a ITIN for my wife is time consuming since she lives in the Philippines.&nbsp; Can I file separate and once she gets her ITIN can I change to file jointly in the next tax season?</P> Tue, 23 Jul 2019 01:57:43 GMT ronaldcolin7 2019-07-23T01:57:43Z Can I change my filing status in the future? https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/can-i-change-my-filing-status-in-the-future/01/831971#M327233 <P>I'm married trying to file jointly but the process of getting a ITIN for my wife is time consuming since she lives in the Philippines.&nbsp; Can I file separate and once she gets her ITIN can I change to file jointly in the next tax season?</P> Tue, 23 Jul 2019 01:57:43 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/can-i-change-my-filing-status-in-the-future/01/831971#M327233 ronaldcolin7 2019-07-23T01:57:43Z Re: Can I change my filing status in the future? https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/re-can-i-change-my-filing-status-in-the-future/01/832013#M327244 <P>(a) are you a citizen / resident of the USA ? &nbsp; (b) are you currently living in the USA or in Philippines ? &nbsp;(c) &nbsp;Does your spouse have a US visa or is she a resident &nbsp; of Philippines?</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>I ask these &nbsp;because we first &nbsp;need to determine if you are eligible to file a form 1040 and then if &nbsp;you can file jointly with your wife. &nbsp;Please help</P> Tue, 23 Jul 2019 03:18:32 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/re-can-i-change-my-filing-status-in-the-future/01/832013#M327244 pk 2019-07-23T03:18:32Z Re: Can I change my filing status in the future? https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/re-can-i-change-my-filing-status-in-the-future/01/832037#M327254 <P>Yes, I'm a US citizen living in the US&nbsp;<BR />My wife is not a US citizen or resident and has never been to US&nbsp;</P> Tue, 23 Jul 2019 04:12:09 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/re-can-i-change-my-filing-status-in-the-future/01/832037#M327254 ronaldcolin7 2019-07-23T04:12:09Z Re: Can I change my filing status in the future? https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/re-can-i-change-my-filing-status-in-the-future/01/832581#M327427 <P><LI-USER uid="402415"></LI-USER>&nbsp;, ITIN are for people &nbsp;not eligible for SSN and present in USA &nbsp;Since you are married to a Non-Resident Alien, not present in the USA, generally &nbsp;it is suggested that you apply for the visa &nbsp;for her , which will also allow her &nbsp;to get SSN. Then you can file as Married Filing Joint.</P><P>The issue you have here is that she is not present in the USA (and has not been admitted with a visa) and therefore she cannot even qualify for ITIN</P><P>Strongly suggest you visit the nearest IRS office and have them explain what they are willing to do or what path you should follow. &nbsp;But most people that &nbsp;I know, &nbsp; &nbsp;get a K visa for the spouse , bring the spouse &nbsp;to USA and then proceed with the rest of the steps to make her a citizen.</P> Wed, 24 Jul 2019 02:30:25 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/re-can-i-change-my-filing-status-in-the-future/01/832581#M327427 pk 2019-07-24T02:30:25Z
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<P>Yes, I'm a US citizen living in the US&nbsp;<BR />My wife is not a US citizen or resident and has never been to US&nbsp;</P>
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<P><LI-USER uid="402415"></LI-USER>&nbsp;, ITIN are for people &nbsp;not eligible for SSN and present in USA &nbsp;Since you are married to a Non-Resident Alien, not present in the USA, generally &nbsp;it is suggested that you apply for the visa &nbsp;for her , which will also allow her &nbsp;to get SSN. Then you can file as Married Filing Joint.</P><P>The issue you have here is that she is not present in the USA (and has not been admitted with a visa) and therefore she cannot even qualify for ITIN</P><P>Strongly suggest you visit the nearest IRS office and have them explain what they are willing to do or what path you should follow. &nbsp;But most people that &nbsp;I know, &nbsp; &nbsp;get a K visa for the spouse , bring the spouse &nbsp;to USA and then proceed with the rest of the steps to make her a citizen.</P>
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