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I file F2555 with my 1040, however my wife receives SS do we

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I file F2555 with my 1040, however my wife receives SS do we need to file separate 1040.
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Customer: I work overseas, however we maintain a house in the US, my wife started receiving her social security last year, I was wondering if we need to file separate 1040's as I file F2555 and do not receive social security.
JA: Is there anything else the Accountant should be aware of?
Customer: No,
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Tax Professional: Robin D., Senior Tax Advisor 4 replied 4 months ago

You do not have to file a separate return just because your wife receives SS. If you did your wife would have a base amount of $0 for counting her SS as taxable. That means she would pay more tax on the SS than if you filed joint.

You excluding income by 2555 does not add to the tax and her receiving SS does not change your ability to exclude using form 2555.

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