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paulmuzic
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Hi, My wife used to have an ITIN but she got her SSN last year. I've been doing married filing jointly using her ITIN. TT is asking for her return last year. Plz help.

Also, it is showing that her 2019 AGI as mine.  I'm the only one making money in the household.
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DMarkM1
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Hi, My wife used to have an ITIN but she got her SSN last year. I've been doing married filing jointly using her ITIN. TT is asking for her return last year. Plz help.

You are correct; the IRS uses the AGI for the prior year return to identify taxpayers in order to combat fraudulent returns.  The AGI for both taxpayers on a joint return will be the same; no matter who earned the income. 

 

However, if the return is rejected due to the spouse AGI not matching, then enter a zero for your spouse's prior year AGI since this is first-time filing for that social security number. 

 

[edited 3/1/2021 9:57am EST]

 

 

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paulmuzic
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Hi, My wife used to have an ITIN but she got her SSN last year. I've been doing married filing jointly using her ITIN. TT is asking for her return last year. Plz help.

Thank you very much for your reply. 

Let me clarify this just to make sure. 

So suppose our AGI for the joint return last year was $50,000. 

And it is okay to say my spouse's AGI was $50,000? 

 

LinaJ2020
Employee Tax Expert

Hi, My wife used to have an ITIN but she got her SSN last year. I've been doing married filing jointly using her ITIN. TT is asking for her return last year. Plz help.

That is correct.

 

Here are where you can locate AGI amount on different lines:

  • Line 11 on Form 1040 and 1040-SR (for tax year 2020)
  • Line 8b on Form 1040 and 1040-SR (for tax year 2019)
  • Line 7 on Form 1040 (for tax year 2018)
  • Line 21 on Form 1040A (for tax years before 2018)
  • Line 4 on Form 1040EZ (for tax years before 2018)
  • Line 35 on Form 1040NR

For more information, click here: AGI

 

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paulmuzic
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Hi, My wife used to have an ITIN but she got her SSN last year. I've been doing married filing jointly using her ITIN. TT is asking for her return last year. Plz help.

I followed your suggestion and it was rejected. 

I put $0 for my spouse's 2019 AGI this time. 

Hope this works. 

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