'Writing "non-resident alien" in place of SSN for foreign spouse on "married but filing separately" return.'----that's what they told me to do. However, New York state requires e-filing but I can only write 'NRA' in the paper form. Does anyone know what to do?
A tax return, federal or state, cannot be e-filed when entering NRA in the Social Security field. The New York state tax return will have to be printed and mailed. New York allows a state tax return to be mailed if the software being used to file the return does not support electronic filing.