Entering the filing status for a nonresident alien return (1040)

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IRS filing deadline update

The IRS MeF system is now processing returns, and the filing deadline has been extended to 11:59 PM on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. For the latest details, see UltraTax CS alerts and notices.


How do I enter the filing status for a nonresident alien return?


  1. Enter a filing status in the Code field in Screen 1040. The appropriate codes for a nonresident alien return are 1=Single, 3= Married filing separate, and 5=Qualifying widow(er).
  2. Enter the applicable nonresident alien single or married code in Screen 1040.

Note: Both fields must be completed to correctly enter the filing status information required to complete the Filing Status portion on Page 1 of the 1040NR return.

Related topic: 1040NR - Nonresident alien return FAQs (1040)

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