I’m a USA Citizen that got married last year to a Taiwanese Citizen in Taiwan and we have lived in Taiwan for all of the past year (and was planning on filing for the Foreign-Earned-Income-Exclusion credit).
When trying to file my taxes through TurboTax this year, I thought that I could use “Married Filing Separately” but TurboTax is stating that I’ll need to get an ITIN or SSN number for my wife? Since she does not yet have a green card (we haven’t started the application process yet), I assume that this will have to be an ITIN number?
The process to get an ITIN number looked a little involved, so just thought I’d make sure that’s what needs to be done before starting down that road. I assume that she doesn’t have to file a USA tax return as well?
Thanks for any help!