Expatriate taxes, non-American spouse and kids… Recommendations?

posted 3 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
Hostess
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@Twiglets:  Where do you live? I might find someone local. 

Post # 4
Member
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Twiglets:  why can’t you just file as married , filing separately if your spouse has no tax obligations? I leave my husbands income off of my return since I don’t need his deductions. It’s a relatively straightforward process if you don’t earn over 95k USD a year.

Post # 5
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2828 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

you dont need a tax attorney, you need an accountant. I explained my situation (ex pat, not domiciled in a state, foreign spouse w/no ssn) and she worked it out lickety split. 

Post # 8
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2828 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

yes, she charged the normal $140 that she charged before I moved abroad. As for the SSN thing, your accountant will have to file that part on paper. But she filed me as single first electronically (so I could get my refund) then we’ll do the the paper part as an amendment.

Post # 9
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277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve been using taxslayer’s to do my taxes.  I file married, put my spouses info in there and random numbers for the ssn.  When I print it out, I white out the ssn.  I always include a letter about my spouse and no ssn to the effects he’s a foreign citizen and does not have any us income so no need to get him a tin.

 

I haven’t had issues the last 3 years doing this.

 

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