I am on my OPT and working. I am filing tax through 1040NR. I used Glaciertax software and it generated three 8843 forms : one for me, second for my wife "as spouse" and third for my wife "as dependent. My wife has been on F-2 Visa in 2011 as my dependent. I have following queries
1) Do i need to send all three 8843 forms? Or which one should i send?
2) The 8834 forms for my wife have printed with details (1a-4a) filled. instructions for form 8843 state that:
"If you are attaching Form 8843 to Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ, you are not required to complete lines 1a through 4a of Form 8843 if you provide the requested information on the corresponding lines of Form 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ. "
So, does this mean that form for my wife should be sent separately to IRS and not with my 1040NR?
3) My 8843 form as printed is more confusing. It has details (1a-4a) filled.Now, if above is true and if I understand it correctly, then, I should send this form separately from 1040NR with my wife's 8843?
However, address fields on this form have printed empty and the instruction for this field says that
"Fill in your addresses only if you are filing this form by itself and not with your tax
This being true, since the field is empty, I should send this form along with 1040NR?
So, which one is true? I am confused.
Any help is appreciated as due date for filing the tax is fast approaching.