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Can I e-file a tax return for a foreign spouse who does not have a SSN? and how?

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Thanks a lot! It works for the federal return. But state returns still need spouse's SSN to e-file. Anyhow, I really appreciate your help!

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What do you mean "for a foreign spouse"?  Do you want to file MFS for your client who is a US person with an NRA spouse or filing MFJ?

If MFJ, have you reviewed the downstream implications with your client?

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Thanks for replying. I want to file MFS, but the spouse is a foreigner and have no TIN, can I use something like 999-99-9999 to e-file? The return was rejected. Any other suggestion?

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  1. Make sure you do not make any entry under General > Client Information for the spouse's SSN;
  2. Under General > Misc. Info./Direct Deposit, click on the Miscellaneous tab; and
  3. Scroll down to the line for Spouse is a nonresident and does not have an SSN/ITIN (MFS Only) and check the box.

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Thanks a lot! It works for the federal return. But state returns still need spouse's SSN to e-file. Anyhow, I really appreciate your help!

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