How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Anne Your Own Question

Anne
Anne, Master Tax Preparer
Category: Tax
Satisfied Customers: 1707
Experience:  Enrolled Agent with 25 Years Experience specializing Individual and Small Businesses
Type Your Tax Question Here...
Anne is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have clients who are legally here working in the US but their

Customer Question

I have clients who are legally here working in the US but their children do not have social security numbers, can they claim them as dependents?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Anne replied 9 months ago.

Anne :

Thank you for using justanswer

Anne :

Are the children also in the US?

Customer:

Yes, they are dependents in all aspects except they do not have ssns

Anne :

Ok.......the parents will be able to claim the children if they have all been on US soil for more than 180 days, however, I need to find out a little more information before I tell you if they qualify for SS#'s or ITIN #'s

Anne :

What country are your clients from?

Anne :

What visa are they here under?

Customer:

Italy

Anne :

Do they plan to go back to Italy, or are they planning on getting a green card?

Customer:

They are here temporarily and plan to return relatively soon.

Anne :

what type of visa are they under please?

Customer:

I believe they are here on a work visa

Anne :

H1B visa?

Anne :

what kind of work do they do?

Customer:

I am not sure, sorry.

Customer:

He is consulting

Anne :

I'm not trying to frustrate you or anything...........I just want to be sure we get it right

Customer:

Does it matter?

Anne :

Please tell me the type of work they ddo

Anne :

yes

Customer:

I am honestly not sure, I believe he is consulting on a movie project

Anne :

ok that helps alot

Anne :

can you hold just a second while I look that up?

Customer:

Yes, thanks.

Anne :

Could you also tell me when he first arrive on US soil?

Customer:

June 2012

Anne :

Has he met the 180 day qualification?

Customer:

Yes

Anne :

ok......I THINK he is here on an O-1 visa

Anne :

Please see below:

Anne :

http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/an-o-1-visa-the-us-do-you-qualify.html

Customer:

Thank you. I will check it out.

Anne, Master Tax Preparer
Category: Tax
Satisfied Customers: 1707
Experience: Enrolled Agent with 25 Years Experience specializing Individual and Small Businesses
Anne and 4 other Tax Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  Anne replied 9 months ago.
Thank you for the positive rating and your generous bonus!

I would expect that you may have additional questions, so you may want to bookmark this page so that you can come back and ask any follow up questions you my have.

Thank you again for using justanswer.

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I really was impressed with the prompt response. Your expert was not only a tax expert, but a people expert!!! Her genuine and caring attitude came across in her response... T.G.W Matteson, IL
< Last | Next >
  • I really was impressed with the prompt response. Your expert was not only a tax expert, but a people expert!!! Her genuine and caring attitude came across in her response... T.G.W Matteson, IL
  • I WON!!! I just wanted you to know that your original answer gave me the courage and confidence to go into yesterday's audit ready to fight. Bonnie Chesnee, SC
  • Great service. Answered my complex tax question in detail and provided a lot of additional useful information for my specific situation. John Minneapolis, MN
  • Excellent information, very quick reply. The experts really take the time to address your questions, it is well worth the fee, for the peace of mind they can provide you with. Orville Hesperia, California
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Wallstreet Esq.

    Tax Attorney

    Satisfied Customers:

    570
    10 years experience
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/KU/KUMI95/2013-9-30_195031_kumar.64x64.jpg Wallstreet Esq.'s Avatar

    Wallstreet Esq.

    Tax Attorney

    Satisfied Customers:

    570
    10 years experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CU/Cuttinggirl/2011-10-29_03719_wcrop2.64x64.jpg Wendy Reed's Avatar

    Wendy Reed

    Enrolled Agent

    Satisfied Customers:

    3052
    15+ years tax preparation and tax advice.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CATax/2009-08-04_204548_Mark.jpg Mark D's Avatar

    Mark D

    Enrolled Agent

    Satisfied Customers:

    985
    MBA, EA, Specializing in Business and Individual Tax Returns and Issues
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/IN/insearchoftheanswer/2013-8-16_0233_attorney.64x64.jpg Richard's Avatar

    Richard

    Tax Attorney

    Satisfied Customers:

    3229
    29 years of experience as a tax, real estate, and business attorney.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MY/MyVirtualCPA/2012-7-5_44024_cookmegan1.64x64.jpg Megan C's Avatar

    Megan C

    Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

    Satisfied Customers:

    6121
    Licensed CPA, CFE, CMA who teaches accounting courses at Master's Level
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JG/jgordosea/2012-6-7_43138_GordosVeritas.64x64.jpg jgordosea's Avatar

    jgordosea

    Enrolled Agent

    Satisfied Customers:

    2783
    I've prepared all types of taxes since 1987.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/OZ/ozaukeecpa/2012-6-7_193219_Picture1croppedandshrunk.64x64.jpg MequonCPA's Avatar

    MequonCPA

    Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

    Satisfied Customers:

    2231
    CPA, Over 30 yrs experience w/individuals and small businesses. Masters in Tax.