Does a non-resident alien (Canadian citizen) receiving social security benefits by virtue of their US citizen spouse have a 1040NR filing obligation to report their social security benefit? The social security has not had any tax withheld on it.
As far as I can tell, the answer is no when no tax is withheld. The answer would be yes if there was tax withheld and then the non-resident alien spouse would file a 1040NR with an 8833 to claim a refund back.
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