Filing taxes with or without my spouse

Asked almost 2 years ago - Miami, FL

I am a green card holder and my wife will get her green card soon , she already filed for it . I was wondering if we have to file for taxes together or do I have to exclude her ?

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  1. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina

    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . If you are married and living together you should file together. Why would you exclude her?

    Samuel Ouya Maina, Esq. 415.391.6612 Law Offices of S. Ouya Maina, PC 332 Pine Street,... more
  2. Obadan Unuigbojie Iziokhai


    Contributor Level 16


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    Answered . The law requires you to file jointly unless you have a good reason not to. Also, if your wife only has a conditional green card, not filing jointly now may create an issue relating to the bona fide nature of your marriage when the time comes for her to remove the condition.

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