How to file "married-filing jointly" Federal and State (AZ) returns without SSN/ITIN number of non-working spouse (on dependent H4 VISA)

I am working and have SSN.
My wife is non working and does not have a SSN/ITIN number.

Please can anyone guide how to file both federal and state tax returns under the married-filing jointly status.

Would really appreciate a detailed reply.
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    You can't do it.  She would need to get an SSN if eligible, or a TIN if not.
    • Can I submit my tax returns along with W7 (application for TIN for her?) for both federal and taxes

      OR

      I apply for TIN for my non working spouse now and then wait for it to come and file federal and state return using extension period.

      Please advice
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    You can file the federal return now with the W-7 as it must accompany the tax return.  You would need an extension on the state return.
    • In my case I will get a refund for federal returns when filing jointly-married but owe money to state.
      If I owe money to state can I still get an extension for state return....if yes...what is the procedure for getting state extension.

      Thanks so much for helping me out.
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    You can get a state extension but it is an extension to file, not an extension to pay.  Some states rely on the federal extension, some require a separate extension.  You don't mention your state.
    • My state is AZ.

      In case I need to file a separate extension for state, how do I pay the amount I owe to state before April 17.
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    Use Arizona Form 204 and mail it in with a copy of your check.  A copy is here:  http://www.azdor.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=iC2gzj6PEmc%3d&tabid=257&mid=878
    • So as I understand I should:

      A)  File federal return along with spouse W7
      B) Pay state dues and file for state extension via Form 204
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    Yes.
    • Just found out that I do not owe state (AZ) money.

      So should I still file extension for state VIA form 204.

      I want to know if state (AZ in my case) will accept automatic extension in the case when state owes money to the person.


      Please guide.
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    I would definitely still file the extension - just to be safe.
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