Will foreign spouse who's a resident alien(per substantial presence test)and filing jointly with US citizen spouse need additional tax forms outside of turbo tax?
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Will foreign spouse who's a resident alien(per substantial presence test)and filing jointly with US citizen spouse need additional tax forms outside of turbo tax?

If the foreign spouse already qualifies as a resident alien, do we need to submit a statement declaring that he qualifies as a resident alien per the substantial presence test or is it unnecessary?
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Will foreign spouse who's a resident alien(per substantial presence test)and filing jointly with US citizen spouse need additional tax forms outside of turbo tax?

Yes you will need to attach a statement to your return if your spouse was a nonresident alien at the beginning of 2018.  If your spouse was a resident alien for all of 2018, no statement is needed.

You can find information on the statement on page 8 of Publication 519. You will need to print your return, attach the statement and mail to the IRS.

Publication 519

Making the choice. You should attach a statement signed by both spouses to your joint re-turn for the year of the choice. The statement must contain the following information.

• A declaration that you both qualify to make the choice and that you choose to be treated as U.S. residents for the entire tax year.

• The name, address, and taxpayer identification number (SSN or ITIN) of each spouse.

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