Welcome back! Ask questions, get answers, and join our large community of tax professionals.
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Undocumented client with TIN number starting with the digit 9 married to an American citizen with 4 young children. Request suggestions for filing MFS versus MFJ

Level 7
 
Labels (1)
0 Cheers
1 Solution

Accepted Solutions
Level 15

Tax-wise, it makes no difference what the taxpayer's legal immigration status is and the tax law applies equally to all, whether the income is legally or illegally acquired, reported or unreported by the payor.

As you may already know also, US tax status is determined by §7701 which, in turn, determines the tax regime the individual falls under.

Technically, you could consider various tax positions as you would with other taxpayers.  Yours, however, sounds more like a legal question that should be raised to an attorney.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Still an AllStar

View solution in original post

0 Cheers
2 Replies 2
Level 15

Tax-wise, it makes no difference what the taxpayer's legal immigration status is and the tax law applies equally to all, whether the income is legally or illegally acquired, reported or unreported by the payor.

As you may already know also, US tax status is determined by §7701 which, in turn, determines the tax regime the individual falls under.

Technically, you could consider various tax positions as you would with other taxpayers.  Yours, however, sounds more like a legal question that should be raised to an attorney.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Still an AllStar

View solution in original post

0 Cheers
Level 7
It seems the child credit is available, but not EIC to a family with one undocumented spouse. I will read up on Sec. 7701. This is my first client who is undocumented.
0 Cheers