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Old Jan 23rd 2004, 8:01 pm
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hi.

I'm looking for some advicxe on this years tax returns.

I worked in the UK until the day I left.

I entured the US on the Nov 23rd 2003 with a K1 visa.

We married on Dec 20th 2003.

I have not yet worked in the US since my arrival.

My question is, can we file jointly as married.

What is the situation with my UK inome and having already paid tax on it.

Thank you in advance.
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Old Jan 23rd 2004, 9:52 pm
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We were in a similar situation back in 99-2000.
You do not have to pay taxes on your UK income if you have already paid taxes to the UK goverment.
I would not even bother declaring your UK income.
Just worry about the US side of things.

Another way, is to just pay H&R Block to do your taxes for you.
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Old Jan 23rd 2004, 10:50 pm
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In that first year. Did you file jointly or seperately?

Originally posted by excpomea
We were in a similar situation back in 99-2000.
You do not have to pay taxes on your UK income if you have already paid taxes to the UK goverment.
I would not even bother declaring your UK income.
Just worry about the US side of things.

Another way, is to just pay H&R Block to do your taxes for you.
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Old Jan 24th 2004, 9:28 pm
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Jointly, after all we are married and live in the same house
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Originally posted by excpomea
..... I would not even bother declaring your UK income. .....
Incorrect, and dangerous advice!

You really don't want to start off your life as a US resident and taxpayer by deliberately omitting some of the information from your return.

You should declare your UK income for the year, and then it is deducted a few lines further down the return so that you pay no tax on it.
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Originally posted by Pulaski
Incorrect, and dangerous advice!

You really don't want to start off your life as a US resident and taxpayer by deliberately omitting some of the information from your return.

You should declare your UK income for the year, and then it is deducted a few lines further down the return so that you pay no tax on it.
Agreed. Can't we at least wait until March before we talk about anything remotely IRS though?
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