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cobaltflyingfox
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Filing status I should be able to file as head of household my spouse lives in Mexico and we are legally married, however she does not have a social security number

I want to file as head of household, however turbo tax isn't placing me in this status after asking me questions
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Opus 17
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Filing status I should be able to file as head of household my spouse lives in Mexico and we are legally married, however she does not have a social security number

Head of household requires that you live apart from your spouse AND that you provide care in your home for a qualifying person, usually a child dependent.  You must not have a qualifying person.  In that case you can either file as married filing separately, or you can elect to treat your spouse as a US resident for tax purposes and file jointly, but this means they must report and pay US tax on their non-US income.

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*

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Opus 17
Level 15

Filing status I should be able to file as head of household my spouse lives in Mexico and we are legally married, however she does not have a social security number

Head of household requires that you live apart from your spouse AND that you provide care in your home for a qualifying person, usually a child dependent.  You must not have a qualifying person.  In that case you can either file as married filing separately, or you can elect to treat your spouse as a US resident for tax purposes and file jointly, but this means they must report and pay US tax on their non-US income.

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*

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