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Filing taxes with or without my spouse

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

    Samuel Ouya Maina, Esq. 415.391.6612 s.ouya@mainalaw.com Law Offices of S. Ouya Maina, PC 332 Pine Street, Suite 707 San Francisco, CA 94104


  2. 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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