After applying for SSN in how many days do we get SSN number?
How long will it take to get a Social Security card?... will mail your Social Security card as soon as we have all of the necessary information and have verified the appropriate documents. Generally, you will get your card within 10 business days from the date your application is processed.https://faq.ssa.gov/link/portal/...
How do I get an ITIN without filing taxes? All I need is to open a bank account, but have never worked in the US.
You need to fill out a W-7. Along with this form you need to send two forms of original documentation proving your identity, or your original passport which is the only stand-alone document accepted. The instructions contain a list of accepted documents.You need originals, not copies. Not even notarized copies. Although the IRS will accept copies that have been authenticated by the original agency of issue.You can do one of the following:Mail the W7 and original documents to the IRS (they will mail the originals back to you), orFind an IRS walk-in office where they will accept your paperwork, look at your documentation and return it to you. There may be an IRS office in your country. Check with the US Embassy there, orFind an IRS certified acceptance agent. These are individuals who do not work for the IRS but have undergone a certification process. These individuals will look at your original documents to authenticate them and then hand them back to you. They will make a photocopy of your documents and sign the certification section of the W7 and send all of that to the IRS on your behalf. There are such agents in many countries. You can go to the IRS website (IRS.GOV) and in the search box type “certified acceptance agents” to see if there are agents in your country.
How can a non-US citizen who lives outside of US file taxes for his passive US income? To get an ITIN you need the tax return and passport to be mailed in. He won't have 1099 while in the US, but during the filing season he would not be in the US.
To file taxes, you can get it filed by any company who file US taxes (based in or out of US).Also, as a non-resident of US you would need ITIN and for this you need to contact an Accepting agent. Let us know if you are looking for one. Please do not mail out any of your documents to anyone without consulting a professional.Thanks and RegardsAnu Sahu | Enrolled Agent
How can I fill out an IRS form 8379?
Form 8379, the Injured Spouse declaration, is used to ensure that a spouse’s share of a refund from a joint tax return is not used by the IRS as an offset to pay a tax obligation of the other spouse.Before you file this, make sure that you know the difference between this and the Innocent Spouse declaration, Form 8857. You use Form 8379 when your spouse owes money for a legally enforeceable tax debt (such as a student loan which is in default) for which you are not jointly liable. You use Form 8857 when you want to be released from tax liability for an understatement of tax that resulted from actions taken by your spouse of which you had no knowledge, and had no reason to know.As the other answers have specified, you follow the Instructions for Form 8379 (11/2016) on the IRS Web site to actually fill it out.
If the IRS knows how much money we owe, why do we need to fill out returns?
Because the IRS doesn't know how much money you owe. They know approximately what you made, and they know a little bit about some of your deductions, but they don't know whether and to what extent you are entitled to additional deductions or credits, or whether and to what extent you earned money from transactions not reported to the IRS. Even on the transactions that were reported to the IRS, the IRS doesn't always know how much of that income is actually taxable - or at what rate.
Which IRS forms do US expats need to fill out?
That would depend on their personal situation, but should they actually have a full financial life in another country including investments, pensions, mortgages, insurance policies, a small business, multiple bank accounts…The reporting alone can be bankrupting, and that is before you get on to actual taxes that are punitive toward foreign finances owned by a US citizen and god help you if you make mistake because penalties appear designed to bankrupt you.US citizens globally are renouncing citizenship for good reason.This is extracted from a letter sent by the James Bopp law firm to Chairman Mark Meadows of the subcommittee of government operations regarding the difficulty faced by US citizens who try to live else where.“ FATCA is forcing Americans abroad into a set of circumstances where they must renounce their U.S. citizenship to survive.For example, suppose you have a married couple living in Washington DC. One works as a lobbyist for an NGO and has a defined benefits pensions. The other is self employed in a lobby firm, working under an LLC. According to the IRS filing requirements, it would take about 15 hours and $280 to complete their yearly filings. Should they under report income, any penalties would be a percentage of their unreported tax burden. The worst case is a 20% civil fraud penalty.Compare the same couple with one different fact. They moved to Australia because the NGO reassigned the wife to Sydney. The husband, likewise, moves his business overseas. They open a bank account, contribute to the mandatory Australian retirement fund, purchase a house with a mortgage and get a life insurance policy on both of them.These are now their new filing requirements:• Form 8938• Form 3520-A• Form 3520• Form 5471 (to be filed by the husbands new Australian corporation where he is self employed)• Form 720 Excise Tax.• FinCEN Form 114The burden that was 15 hours now goes up to• 57.2 hours for Form 720,• 54.20 hours for Form 3520,• 61.22 Hours for Form 3520-A.• 50 hours estimate for Form 5471For a total of 226.99 hours (according to the IRS’s own time estimates) not including time to file the FBAR.The penalties for innocent misfiling or non filings for the above foreign reporting forms for the couple are up to $50,000, per year. It is likely that the foreign income exclusion and foreign tax credit will negate any actual tax due to the IRS. So each year, there is a lurking $50,000 penalty for getting something technically wrong on a form, yet there would be no additional tax due to the US treasury.”
How do I fill out a Canadian immigration form without any agent?
The questions are not difficult. Just make sure that you answer them all completely & don’t leave anything out.Make sure that you’re using the latest versions of the forms.There are many forms to fill out & your answers will all be verified.I assume that you can read in English?Most Immigration agents are just there to take your money & using any of them does nothing to advance your case in the eyes of Immigration officials.You can find more information on the CIC website. Immigration and citizenshipYou should study everything on this site very carefully.When I sponsored my British wife 2 years ago, I found this forum to be the most helpful website of all. http://www.canadavisa.com/canada...You can spend hours & days reading accounts of issues that others have had before you.Best of luck to you!