Can I file for an extension if my spouse doesn't have a SSN or ITIN?

Modified on Thu, 23 Feb 2023 at 02:12 PM

When eFiling federal extension (form 4868) and you or your spouse don't yet have a SSN or ITIN issued, you will need to file the extension just the person who already has a SS or ITIN.  When you are ready to file your return, you can file a joint return and include your spouse once they have received their SSN or ITIN. 

 

Note:  You don't have to use the same filing status on your tax return that you used on your tax extension.  

 

 

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