I came here in F-1 visa, I got married to my G.F. who is a U.S. citizen on October 2, 2012. We already filed all the necessary documents to change my status in 2012. I have been mailed the receipt number and my case is still going through the initial review.
I just finished my undergraduate and just to be in the safe side I got my EAD (Post-Completion OPT) through my school which is due to expire in Feb 2014. We are trying to file our 2012 tax returns now. I am just wondering, can we still file the returns as individual (married file individual) or should we just do married file joint. What are the pros and cons of choosing either of these options? Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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