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My spouse became a permanent resident on December 20, 2017.

1) Should I file married filing jointly?

2) Is he exempt from fines for not having healthcare before December?

3) Do we report his Mexican income?

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My spouse became a permanent resident on December 20, 2017.

1. Yes. Absolutely. For a married couple to file separately is the most expensive and costly way to file tax-wise.

2. I think so, if they were not in the country and are not a U.S. citizen. Not sure on that, but the program will know if you answer the questions correctly. Remember to read the small print before answering a question or making a selection.

3. Yes. All worldwide income is reported. That doesn't mean it's taxable. But it does have to be reported.

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Level 15

My spouse became a permanent resident on December 20, 2017.

1. Yes. Absolutely. For a married couple to file separately is the most expensive and costly way to file tax-wise.

2. I think so, if they were not in the country and are not a U.S. citizen. Not sure on that, but the program will know if you answer the questions correctly. Remember to read the small print before answering a question or making a selection.

3. Yes. All worldwide income is reported. That doesn't mean it's taxable. But it does have to be reported.

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