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my wife is a Chinese citizen.. has never been to USA .. we plan on applying for a visa.. can I still file a joint return if she fills out the W-7 form. is that all I need to do. ?
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Chuck Heyde, CPA, CGMA
Technically, yes all you have to do is file the Form W-7 with your tax return. However, you must also attach proof of citizenship and relationship (passport, visa, marriage license, etc.) And these forms MUST be originals. So I hope you dont plan on leaving the US while the IRS has your travel info.Leave a Comment 216 weeks ago
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Chuck Heyde, CPA