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I just accepted a proposal from a Canadian and have no intention of living in Canadian, but he won't be moving to the US straight away either. Oddly, I just wondered if there were going to be tax complications of marrying and google brought me here.

Accountant's Assistant: The Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else the Accountant should be aware of?

My fiance is a naturalized US citizen too. okay

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Marriage will affect your tax filing - but it is hard to tell whether your tax liability will or will not be affected.

Specifically - you will not be able to use Single as a filing status.

Your martial status for tax purposes will be determined on Dec 31 - if you will be married on that day - for tax purposes - you will be considered as married for the entire year.

You will have a choose - either to file a separate tax return from your spouse - using filing status MFS - married filing separately, OR

file a joint US tax return.

If you choose to file jointly - you both will report all your worldwide income on your joint US tax return.

Either way could provide some advantages or disadvantages depending on your circumstances.

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