- Both my wife (J2) and I (J1) are currently in US.
- We do not fullfill the physical presence test, nor will we fullfill it at the end of the tax year.
When I received my first pay check my allowance was set to
0 and I was stated as
single for both federal and state (CA for the case it matters) taxes. As a non-resident alien I'm maximum allowed
Single as far as I understood from the W4, same goes for the state withholding.
This question concerns the end of the year tax return. According to this we cannot file jointly. My question is however if I can claim deduction on her behalf. Or in other words if we look at this table if we both file as single or both as married. I'm interested in both the federal and the state case.
Bonus question: Would the situation change if she would be working?