Now I know that I can only file as Married Separate or jointly, but my wife is an alien non resident, we also have a 2 month old daughter. I was told by the tax consultant I can use my wife as a dependent and file as head of household. I was not aware until I researched that it might be accurate. My wife also made less that 800 for the whole year I don't like to work since it is to much a risk. She is going to college and applying for the dream act financial aid and I am not sure if me filing this way may affect her. If I did not file correctly I don't want to go spending money that is not legally mine. any advice will help.