Spokane, WA asked in Tax Law and Immigration Law for Washington

Q: If we go back and amend our 2019 tax return by adding my newly acquired SSN, would that qualify our family for a check?

I am a recent immigrant to the US from the UK. I have a wife and two children here who are both American.

I've just found out that my family wont get a stimulus check because we filed 2019 joint tax return last month using my ITIN number (I was a non-resident at the time but still paid taxes). My wife provided her SSN number in the same tax return.

Yesterday I received my green card and should be getting my SSN in a few weeks.

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Adan Vega
Adan Vega
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX

A: You should consult with a CPA or a licensed tax accountant to assist you in amending your tax return. Hopefully, the amendment can put you in position for a stimulus check.

Good luck to you.

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Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Licensed in Washington

A: It sounds as if US citizens married to immigrants will not receive stimulus checks. A lawsuit has been filed challenging that decision.

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