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Filing 1040 with no SSN

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Filing 1040 with no SSN

Post Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:54 pm

I tried to find an answer to my question in some other threads, but I didn't find anything exactly like our scenario. I am American, and my husband is Moroccan. We recently moved here and my husband has an application in to adjust his status to permanent resident (I-495), however, this has been taking forever! Anyway, now it is tax time and I'm not sure how to file because he does not have a SSN. Do I need to file as single or as married? Also, does anyone know how exactly to get an ITIN? Because I thought that would work, except that the IRS website indicates that that is only to be used to claim personal taxable income, of which my husband has none (since he can't work here yet). I'd like to claim our son, and my husband, therefore, as dependants. Any advice would be greatly appreciated as this is all new to me!
Regards,
Mari

 

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Re: Filing 1040 with no SSN

Post Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:35 pm

The ITIN is what your husband needs so that you can file your taxes married filing joint. Fill out the form as noted on the IRS web site; if you have a local IRS office take it there otherwise submit it with your taxes. You can claim both your husband and your child.

 

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Re: Filing 1040 with no SSN

Post Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:11 am

Good afternoon Marie,
As Marocamer has mentioned, you need to go on the IRS website & pull form W7 (One page), complete your returns manually & leave the SSN for your husband & child blank - send your 1040s along with the W7 forms for the dependants with no SSN on your returns to the ITIN unit - it will take up to 7 weeks to process, after which they will forward your returns to the IRS regular processing department and it will take another 7 weeks to be completed.
Keep in mind that as soon as your husband & child recieve their SSN from the SS admin, you need to contact the IRS and ensure that the tax returns are updated with the correct SSN so that it would be reflected on the SSN history for both & next year you won't have an issue getting your taxed done.
Have a good day.


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