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H1B working with H4EAD spouse working


iam working in H1B  with H4EAD spouse working,pls let me know if I should file tax

1.Married filing Jointly or Married filing separately 


Pls clarify?

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Level 15

H1B working with H4EAD spouse working

MFJ is typically optimum, but I will page @pk for input.

Level 13
Level 13

H1B working with H4EAD spouse working

@Kprasanna85  Namaste ji.

Generally ,  and as @tagteam  pointed out, it is  more  tax beneficial  to file as Married Filing Joint ( MFJ).  However,  there  are situations  where it is tax advantageous to file as Married Filing Separate.   You need to tell us more about your actual situation -- 1. are you both from the same country ( which ? ); 2. Is one of you have substantial foreign income that you want to keep away from US taxes; 3. one of you have past child support/ state-fed tax debts, judgments    etc. etc. etc etc ?

As @tagteam  said ,for most people, even if you are NRA, MFJ is usually the preferred filing status.


Please provide more details of your particular situation --yes?



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