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I am a US citizen who married a diplomat from Guatemala in

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August 2011. Guatemala does not...
I am a US citizen who married a diplomat from Guatemala in August 2011. Guatemala does not tax US diplomat's salaries so her salary paid by Guatemala is exempt and has been treated as exempt for the past 5 years that she has been a diplomat to the US. My question regards XXXXX XXXXX file my tax return for 2011? Married filing jointly or separately? Does my wife need to file anything now that we are married?
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Hello, welcome to Just Answer.

Customer:

Thanks

rramsook :

You should file married filing jointly on your tax return if you got married in 2011

Customer:

Since her wages are exempt, I assume I do not report them?

rramsook :

does your wife have a social security number?

Customer:

Yes

rramsook :

does she receive any statement from the US for tax purposes regarding her wages a s diplomat.

Customer:

Nothing

rramsook :

since they are exempt you do not need to report them on your return.

Customer:

Thanks

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