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EAinCA (talk|edits) said:

20 August 2008
Does anyone know the IRC or where I can find the IRC on double taxation for taxpayer's who file single, but amend to file jointly? I know that they cannot be double taxed, but so far my search has only come up with results relating to corporations, foreign income, and gift tax.

Bjeter (talk|edits) said:

20 August 2008
Bet you will get a response if you fill out your profile.

Irsfixer (talk|edits) said:

20 August 2008
In order to eliminate double taxation you must....

EAinCA (talk|edits) said:

20 August 2008
Oh yeah...I knew I forgot something!

Riley2 (talk|edits) said:

20 August 2008
What do you mean by double taxation?

EZTAX (talk|edits) said:

20 August 2008
Were the original returns filed single or MFS? If MFS, just amend one return to MFJ and add the other's income.

If both filed single (by mistake? didn't know they were married or?) then file and amended return for the spouse "zeroing" it out - in other words change all the lines to show no income or expenses. Under explanation say that this return is being zeroed out so that the income and deductions can be added to an amended joint return and give the other persons name and SS#. Then file and amended the return for the other partner changing the status to MFJ and adding the other income and deductions.

EAinCA (talk|edits) said:

20 August 2008
Thanks, that is what I did. They were single and HOH, but immigration needs to see MFJ returns.

Irsfixer (talk|edits) said:

20 August 2008
If immigration wanted to see five dependency exemptions and a specific income amount - would you prepare the return that way - regardless of the facts?

Joanmcq (talk|edits) said:

20 August 2008
Well are they married or not? That's the question.

EZTAX (talk|edits) said:

20 August 2008
EIC Fraud or not?

EAinCA (talk|edits) said:

21 August 2008
We did not do the original returns, so I don't really understand why it was done the way it was. I don't think they even qualify for EIC based on income.
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