Originally Posted by WhatTax
The dual status return has to be sent by post & can't be e filed.
What documents needs to be sent in case of paper filing.
I can think of W2 only. Do I have to send anything for my foreign earned income & interest.
If you mailed a tax return without attaching your W-2s the IRS will either return it to you.or send you a letter advising you that you didn't enclose your W-2 and instruct you where to mail them. This will obviously delay the processing of your return and the payment of any refund for several weeks. The form you need to file with your federal tax forms will be marked: Copy B, To Be Filed With Employee's FEDERAL Tax Return. If you fail to submit the proper W-2 copy with your federal tax forms, you may be subject to penalties for improper filing.
you will send the federal copy of your w2 with your federal return and the state copy with your state return which should leave you with 2 copies for your records.
your foreing earned income/interest that you earned while you were a non-resident doesn't need to be reported on your 1040nr; you need to report only US source incoem that you earned while you were a nonresident