I am a US citizen married to an Indian. 2 years ago, I filed my tax as 'married filing jointly'. I have since relocated to India. Will changing my tax filing status to ‘married filing separately’ (in order to reduce tax liability) adversely affect her chance of obtaining a greencard, should we choose to apply for it in future?
It is important to consult this matter with an accountant and follow their advice regarding the tax issue; if you were advised to file separate to reduce tax liability, then I think it'd be good to follow the advice of your accountant. As long as you file married, whether joint or separate should not affect the immigration case especially when you are doing it to reduce tax liability as you suggest in your question.
If you are married, you should file jointly. Consult with Certified Public Accountant.
Elkhalil Law Firm, LLC
Disclaimer: This answer is for informational and educational use only. This answer does not create attorney-client relationship. For more details, I recommend a private consultation with an immigration lawyer.
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