Husband is a full year CT resident. Wife moved to CT from Canada on 5/22/2020.
1) Do they file married filing separately ?
2) Wife had Canadian earned income, pension and both US and Canadian social security benefits. Does ProSeries basic will calculate tax for her as a part-year US, CT resident ? How does it work ?
Thank you for your response.
She's a dual status. She can file joint return with husband, but that means she's electing to pay US tax on her worldwide income for 2020.
Or she can file a separate dual status return. Only her US source income would be subject to US tax in this case.
First how they can file joint returns when her husband is a full-year US resident while she was only US resident since 5/22/20 ? How can I answer residency in ProSeries Basic for both of them ?
I think It's appropriate to file married separately.
But either way, I think she gets to report both of her Canada and US income ? Her tax paid in Canada has foreign tax credit on US tax return.
What do you think ?