I have a client that is filing married separately but does not have their spouse's social security number. All requirements were met for married filing separately. There was no separation agreement and there are no issued with claiming a dependent. The spouse is not willing to give their social security number. How can I get past the social security number entry field?
I wonder how much the attorney will bill for getting involved in obtaining an SSN that is not required by any law. Sometimes I really have to wonder about the aversion to filing a paper return -- even these days, when it may sit in a truck trailer outside an IRS Service Center for a month or two.