Help an Aussie fill out her first US tax return.
March 13, 2012 8:59 AM Subscribe
I have never completed a US tax return before I would love some suggestions on things to watch out for, hints and tips or most important of all links to websites with good beginners information for filing your own returns.
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posted by wwax to Work & Money (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm an Australian married to a US citizen and have lived in the US for over 3 years now and for the first time ever I am having to do our taxes. My husband and I file jointly and previously he has used Turbotax to do our returns and all I've had to do is hand my W2 to him and let him do all the hard work. This year he is working crazy hours so I get the job.
Our return is pretty simple and I am not afraid of forms & paperwork, I figure if I can successfully fill in all the immigration paperwork for Homeland Security without a lawyer I can do this. I am just worried I am going to miss something important as you use different names/terms for things here in the US.