Question: Can I Claim My Wife Who Lives Overseas?

Can you claim someone as a dependent if they live in another country?

Can I claim my child as a dependent on my tax return.

In general, you can claim exemptions for individuals who qualify as your dependents.

This is true even if the child’s other parent is a nonresident alien, the child was born in a foreign country, and the child lives abroad with the other parent..

Can I claim my wife if she lives in Mexico?

Yes, you may be able to claim your mother as a dependent as long as she has a valid ITIN. According to the IRS: You can’t claim any dependents if you (or your spouse, if filing jointly) could be claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer.

Can you claim your husband as a dependent?

Your spouse is never considered your dependent. If you’re filing a separate return, you may claim the exemption for your spouse only if they had no gross income, are not filing a joint return, and were not the dependent of another taxpayer.

Can I claim my sister on my taxes if she lives in Mexico?

You may be eligible to claim both your niece and her son as dependents on your return. In order to claim someone as your dependent, the person must be: Either your qualifying child or qualifying relative. A U.S. citizen, U.S. resident, U.S. national or a resident of Canada or Mexico.

Can you claim a dependent with an ITIN?

ITIN and Dependents When you file Form W-7 and your income tax return, taxpayers with an ITIN can claim dependents. The requirements to claim a dependent are the same as those who have a Social Security number. To qualify, the dependent must be your child and live with you.

Does my foreign spouse have to pay US taxes?

Not only is the earned income of each spouse subject to US. taxation, but any investment income, even if earned in a foreign country with the foreign spouse as the sole recipient, is subject to US tax and US reporting requirements for foreign accounts.

How do I file a non resident alien spouse?

If your spouse is a nonresident alien and you file a joint or separate return, your spouse must have either a Social Security Number (SSN) or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). To get an SSN for your spouse, apply at a social security office or U.S. consulate. You must complete Form SS-5.

Can I claim my non resident spouse?

If your spouse is a nonresident alien, you can treat your spouse as a resident alien for tax purposes. If you choose this option, you can file a joint tax return with your spouse and have an increased standard deduction.

Does IRS recognize foreign marriage?

A foreign marriage is recognized for federal tax purposes if it is recognized in the country the marriage occurred, and also recognized by any state, territory, or possession of the United States.

How much money can you transfer from a foreign country to the US without paying taxes?

U.S. banks are required by law to report foreign transfers exceeding $10K. Since you are transferring from *YOUR* foreign bank account to *YOUR* U.S. bank account, this has ***NOTHING*** to do with your taxes in any way, shape or form.

Is money sent to family overseas tax deductible?

Unfortunately, the answer to your tax question is no. Sending money to family or friends overseas (even when or if they really need it) is not considered a charitable contribution, for purposes of qualifying as a tax deduction.

Can I file married filing jointly if my spouse is unemployed?

Your spouse can never be YOUR dependent, but you can always file jointly with your spouse even if they are unemployed. If you are saying that your spouse is being claimed by someone else as their dependent, then you can still file jointly.