Dual Status -- how to


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vinnievinny

My wife and I moved to the US in May 2003. So we are filing
under dual status this year, i.e. file married separately.

My questions are:

1. Prior to moving to US, I do not have any US sourced
income nor income effectively connected to a US trade or
business. Do I still need to file a 1040NR (dual status
statement) even though I have nothing to report?

2. My wife worked for 1 day in 2003 and has a a W2 of $108.
She has a SSN. Can I claim exemption for her on my return?

Thanks very much for your help.
Vinnie
 
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Drew Edmundson

vinnievinny said:
My wife and I moved to the US in May 2003. So we are filing
under dual status this year, i.e. file married separately.

My questions are:

1. Prior to moving to US, I do not have any US sourced
income nor income effectively connected to a US trade or
business. Do I still need to file a 1040NR (dual status
statement) even though I have nothing to report?
Technically you can attach a statement to the return with
your name, address, SS#, etc. and a statement that you had
no US source income during your nonresidence period and no
"not effectively connected U.S. income." But in my recent
experience these returns get rejected.

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Drew Edmundson, CPA (NC)
 

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