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My wife has no SSN - not a citizen yet. Is this going to

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A follow up - my wife has no SSN - not a citizen yet. Is this going to void my ability to file as married?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Robin D. replied 1 year ago.

Hello

The fact that your wife does not have a SSN yet does not stop you from filing joint.

You would need to complete form W7 to apply for an IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). An ITIN is a nine-digit number issued by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to individuals who are required for U.S. tax purposes to have a U.S. taxpayer identification number but who do not have and are not eligible to get a social security number (SSN).

If your wife is not eligible to get a SSN then you send your joint return with the W7 form.

An ITIN would be assigned to her and then your return would be processed.

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