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    gkothuri Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Mar 3, 2007, 09:44 PM
    L-1 Visa holder - filing status - Can all the deductions be claimed ?

    I am on L-1 Visa in US since Nov 27,2005 through Mar 03, 2006 and was back on Apr 15 2006.

    My Spose and child joined me in Apr 15,2006.

    I have filed taxes for 2005 as NR as I was here for a month only.

    For 2006 I believe I will be a resident alien having passed the substantial presence test.

    As a L-1 Visa holder and get my salary from my US based company in US$.

    1. Can I file returns for 2006 as Resident Alien?
    2. Can I take deductions for the spouse and credits for the child?
    3. Can I file 1040 online?
    4. Does L1 Visa status have a bearing on Residency Status for Tax purposes?

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    AtlantaTaxExpert Posts: 21,836, Reputation: 846
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    Mar 5, 2007, 11:11 AM

    1) File as a resident alien.

    2) Yes, if you file jointly with your wife.

    3) Yes if your wife and child already have ITIN or SSN. No if you must submit Form W-7 to apply for ITINs.

    4) Yes, as it is a working visa and offers no exemption status.

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