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Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am:

--- Quote from: BudM on November 01, 2014, 09:33:45 PM ---You got anything on that Art to supplement what was previously said pertaining to specifics for acquiring an ITIN?

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No Bud, you got me! I know nothing about acquiring an ITIN! Our joint income tax filing is so simple using a 1040A form every year, but I always owe something to Federal due to the fact I don't have enough withholding tax taken out of my U.S. government pensions, but I'm working on that when ever I produce any "pitter patter of tiny feet" in the future though unlikely at my old age, even though my wife of 50 isn't yet menopausal! Maybe I've just been shooting blanks all these years! :o ???   

BudM:

--- Quote from: suzukig1 on November 01, 2014, 09:43:22 PM ---FYI.  If you have a non-U.S. citizen/non-U.S. resident spouse and you choose to file your tax return as married filing jointly it is a once in a lifetime choice.  (Most people file jointly because their taxes are usually smaller filing jointly.)  You can go back to married filing separately once but you can never go back again to married filing jointly with a non-U.S. citizen/non-U.S. resident spouse; even if you re-marry after a divorce or a death.

Why would someone choose to file married filing separately?  If your non-U.S. citizen/non-U.S. resident spouse has a lot of income and you don't want it included in your income for tax purposes.

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Thanks for that once in a lifetime info.  I am pretty sure I will do it married filing separately since it seems like it would be such a hassle.  As it was, I just went ahead and filed single for 2013 and lost out on it even though I did not have to just because of the cluster with everything initially.

BudM:

--- Quote from: Art, just a re(tired) Fil/Am on November 02, 2014, 12:01:20 AM ---
--- Quote from: BudM on November 01, 2014, 09:33:45 PM ---You got anything on that Art to supplement what was previously said pertaining to specifics for acquiring an ITIN?

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No Bud, you got me! I know nothing about acquiring an ITIN! Our joint income tax filing is so simple using a 1040A form every year, but I always owe something to Federal due to the fact I don't have enough withholding tax taken out of my U.S. government pensions, but I'm working on that when ever I produce any "pitter patter of tiny feet" in the future though unlikely at my old age, even though my wife of 50 isn't yet menopausal! Maybe I've just been shooting blanks all these years! :o ???   

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Don't get it dead set in your mind yet Art that it is unlikely.  It sure is not impossible.  You are only about five years ahead of me.

If you want more withheld, you know enough about the OPM site for your CS part. You can just go there and inform them to change it.  I don't go to the DFAS site anymore but you can change your reserve withholding there too if you want.  Right?

Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am:
Bud,
I only make changes about every other year to only my CSR tax withholding after I know how much the annual COLA have increased my over all annual gross combined income the previous and current tax year, because my USAFR pay have no taxes being withheld unless I change it through DFAS and my meager SSA pension is not taxed and my VA Comp is nontaxable, but I'm not complaining as long as to what I owe to Federal isn't too much before the IRS deadline for filing our joint annual income taxes, which thankfully is now pretty simple to do with the simple 1040A form and lucky I don't have to bother with additional ITINs since it's just my wife and I with nothing to declare and or itemize, because we left nothing behind in California!
Now I just have to figure out how to change our "State of Residency" to a State that has no State tax, even though we do not pay any state tax in California while residing in the Philippines the entire tax year!     

bigrod:
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