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Edwin630
Returning Member

Filing status question

I have married a Mexican National and he has never been to the U.S. and does not have a SS# or TIDN. So how do I file Married or Single or something else?

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DoninGA
Level 15

Filing status question

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

Edwin630
Returning Member

Filing status question

Thank you, 

If we are applying for immigration status for him should we get an ITIN number for him or will that cause problems with the immigration process? 

DoninGA
Level 15

Filing status question

Applying for an ITIN has no bearing on his immigration application. 

 

If you are filing your tax return as Married Filing Jointly you must apply for an ITIN with the tax return and you would need to be providing a statement with your tax return that you want your Nonresident Alien Spouse Treated as a Resident.  See IRS Publication 54 Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad pages 6 and 7 - https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p54.pdf

Go to this IRS website for ITIN information - https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/general-itin-information

Edwin630
Returning Member

Filing status question

Thank you

 

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