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ConfusedTaxpayer1
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My spouse Is a non us resident alien. My question is, am I allowed to put NRA For my spouse's SSN? I'm reading online that the IRS no longer accepts NRA on that field.

I'm filling my tax return as married but filing separate. 

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DoninGA
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My spouse Is a non us resident alien. My question is, am I allowed to put NRA For my spouse's SSN? I'm reading online that the IRS no longer accepts NRA on that field.

If you are a US citizen 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 all 9's.  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

Go to IRS Publication 501 Dependents, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information under the heading Married Filing Separately on page 7 - https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p501.pdf#page=7

If your spouse doesn't have and isn't required to have an SSN or ITIN, enter “NRA” in the space for your spouse's SSN.

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DoninGA
Level 15

My spouse Is a non us resident alien. My question is, am I allowed to put NRA For my spouse's SSN? I'm reading online that the IRS no longer accepts NRA on that field.

If you are a US citizen 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 all 9's.  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

Go to IRS Publication 501 Dependents, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information under the heading Married Filing Separately on page 7 - https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p501.pdf#page=7

If your spouse doesn't have and isn't required to have an SSN or ITIN, enter “NRA” in the space for your spouse's SSN.

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