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No. Unfortunately you can't do that. You have two options & possibly a third.
...and they are?
1. You can file a joint return with your husband and elect to treat him as a resident alien. This would require inclusion of his worldwide income (& yours) in the return. If he has substantial income outside of the USA, this probably won't be to your advantage.
2. This is the most likely way you have to file. You can use the Married Filing Separately filing status and include only your worldwide income in the return.
and the possible 3rd way?
3. It is possible that you may qualify for Head of Household filing status;
To file as head of household you must be considered unmarried. According to the IRS, you are considered unmarried for head of household purposes if your spouse was a nonresident alien at any time during the year and you do not choose to treat your spouse as a resident for U.S. income tax purposes.
To qualify to file as head of household, you must have paid more than half the cost of keeping up a home for the year. And you must have a qualifying person living with you for more than half the year. Your spouse is not a qualifying person for head of household purposes. You would need to have another qualifying person, who could be a child or other relative.
As head of household, would I have to include and coordinate his income with mine?
No. His income would not be included under Head of Household filing status.
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