I relocated to US from India on April 2008 on L1 visa and currently staying here in Bellevue, WA. My wife is also here with me on L2 visa. I have declared her as a dependent during my joining formalities. She doesn't have an SSN yet.
Question1: The scenario is like this: I wanted to know if I can file IT returns without her having an SSN? What are the advantages of getting her an SSN (assume that if she doesn't go to work) from the point of IT returns?
Question 2: I will be here in US for about a year or two. Do I need to pay the tax in India as well for the income that I earn here? Do I need to pay taxes in both US and India?
Please clarify my doubts. Thanks in advance!