02-12-2013 07:00 PM
I am writing to find out if I can use my husband as an exemption on my tax return.
I am trying to complete my tax return on your H&R Block on-line site, but it does not allow me to claim him, although when I go to the IRS site it states that you can file an exemption for your spouse if they did not file a return, did not earn any wages and that they are a non-resident alien. My husband meets all three of these statements.......he is a non-resident alien, will not be filing a return in 2012 and did not earn any US wages.
Maybe I am not reading the IRS statement correctly and would like some guidance. My filing status on my return is "Married, Filing Separately" .
Thank you....and I look forward to your response.
03-02-2013 08:43 PM
Yes You can clain a non resisident alien spouse as a dependent, You must file Married Fliling Separately to do so an there are also
a number of other qualifications/restrictions to apply. I do not know if the to online software supportst that special set of rules.
H&R Blocks in office software does support that type of fling, I wouls ask for a senior tax prparer familiar with that out of the ordinary
way to file.