Dear Immi Gurus,
I am an H1B holder working in US since April, 2006. My family (spouse and 2 kids) are in India and will be joining me sometime on MArch, 2007.
Kindly advise me for filing 2006 US tax returns.
1. What will be my filing status ?
Eg: Married filing joint return OR
Married filing separate return
2. What do I need to reply for the following question:
"Will you claim an exemption for your spouse when you file your tax return? "
3. Will I get Child Tax Credit (since my kids re in India) ?
4. Do I need to apply to IRS for getting ITIN for the family members with my return? If can I do this while they are in India or I need to wait until they are here in US.
Your advice will be appreciated.