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I married in 2015 and my wife came on a k1 visa. She received her green card in December 2015 and then filed for a social security number but has not received her social security number yet. I'm filing married jointly this year. I have employer health insurance I buy but she has no health insurance. Is she required? How do I handle this on my taxes for her? In turbotax, they are trying to charge a penalty of $207 a month for every month in 2015 even though she didn't arrive until June.
She applied for the social security number in December 2015 and they said it would take 4 weeks. It did not come in 5 weeks so she went back and they said apply again in case it was lost. It has been 6 weeks now and still did not arrive so I'm not so hopeful. It would seem to me that if they don't supply the ssn, they shouldn't be able to penalize because she can't work without the ssn. I know that's not how the country works though. It is not required that I file an extension, right? Her permanent resident card says resident since : 12/21/15.