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    taxpayer83 Posts: 15, Reputation: 1
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    Sep 24, 2008, 02:52 PM
    Wife in india during tax year. Can I file joint state return for MN?
    Hi,

    I got married at the end of 2007. My wife came to US in 2008. Filed federal return jointly along with W7 and obtained ITIN. I've to file MN state return. Could I still use married filing jointly with MN return. If yes, is form M1 sufficient or do I have to attach form M1NR for my wife even though she didn't have any income from MN?

    Thanks
    A taxpayer
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    Sep 26, 2008, 08:23 AM
    If you filed jointly on your federal return, you MUST file jointly on your Minnesota state return.

    The Form M1 should be sufficient.
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    Mar 4, 2009, 10:42 AM
    Please email me at floyd underscore always at Yahoo dot com... I would appreciate it very much... I have the same tax filing situation and need your help since you have previously filed as "married and joint" when your wife was in India... please do help me out... thank you very much. Note - I understand you would have paid consultant for filing and I'm willing to share this and do not want it fully free

    Quote Originally Posted by taxpayer83 View Post
    Hi,

    I got married at the end of 2007. My wife came to US in 2008. Filed federal return jointly along with W7 and obtained ITIN. I've to file MN state return. Could I still use married filing jointly with MN return. If yes, is form M1 sufficient or do I have to attach form M1NR for my wife even though she didn't have any income from MN?

    Thanks
    a taxpayer

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