Sign Up

Why sign in to the Community?

  • Submit a question
  • Check your notifications
or and start working on your taxes
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
david-longstaff
New Member

My spouse just became a U.S. resident and does not yet have a SSN. I am trying to file for an extension since I do not have his SSN, but the extension requires his SSN

We will file jointly, I am just waiting on getting his SSN to be able to file. How do I file for an extension in the meantime without his SSN?
1 Best answer

Accepted Solutions
ToddL
New Member

My spouse just became a U.S. resident and does not yet have a SSN. I am trying to file for an extension since I do not have his SSN, but the extension requires his SSN

You can submit an online extension and just leave your spouse's name off the form. Nobody has to sign or report their filing status on an application for extension.

If you prefer, you can include your spouse's name on a paper extension, and list his SSN/ITIN as "Applied For".  Refer to IRS Form 4868: Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, complete and print the form, and send it to the IRS address for your state.

View solution in original post

2 Replies
ToddL
New Member

My spouse just became a U.S. resident and does not yet have a SSN. I am trying to file for an extension since I do not have his SSN, but the extension requires his SSN

You can submit an online extension and just leave your spouse's name off the form. Nobody has to sign or report their filing status on an application for extension.

If you prefer, you can include your spouse's name on a paper extension, and list his SSN/ITIN as "Applied For".  Refer to IRS Form 4868: Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, complete and print the form, and send it to the IRS address for your state.

david-longstaff
New Member

My spouse just became a U.S. resident and does not yet have a SSN. I am trying to file for an extension since I do not have his SSN, but the extension requires his SSN

@TurboTaxToddL  Thank you! That was the answer I was looking for!
Dynamic AdsDynamic Ads
Privacy Settings
v