I'm in the exact situation, and the op and I already found the solution.
Here is the easiest solution if you have no US taxable income (you were a JET for the full year)...
1. Get an ITIN via the W-7 for your spouse.
2. File Married, Separate.
3. Claim exemption for Non Resident Alien Spouse, although if you have no gross adjusted income you won't get the money anyway, I guess.
References...http://www.aca.ch/brunaltx.htmhttp://www.aca.ch/joomla/index.php?opti ... &Itemid=46http://www.aca.ch/joomla/images/pdfs/spousew7.pdf
Next year's taxes will be more complicated, when we go to the US later this year, but at least this year won't be so bad.
Web Developer/Designer, IT Consultant 2009-12HAJET
Web Developer/Designer, IT Consultant 2008-12
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