I have recently adjusted status to Permanent Resident through marriage, but received a letter from the IRS that they need my tax return from 2009. I have not paid any taxes in 2009, as the company I was working for never took any taxes out of my paychecks. (I was hired as an international student, but overstayed my visa).
If I file my taxes jointly with my husband for 2010, and then file my back taxes for 2009, how will this affect my husband? (his normal tax refunds, credit score etc)
Would it be better to file married, but separate?
I plan on settling my debt with the IRS, I'm just not very sure how to go about it, or how long will it take, depending on how much I owe. (my W2 form says I earned 26000$ for 2009)I married my husband at the middle of 2010, so I assume I have to file single for 2009. Will this still affect tax returns for 2010, if we file jointly?