- About Greenback
Services + Pricing
- Federal Tax Return Preparation
- Late Tax Return Preparation
- Foreign Bank Account Reporting
- Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act Reporting
- Small Business Tax Return Preparation
- Streamlined Filing Package
- UK Self-Assessment Tax Return
- Canadian Tax Return Preparation
- Additional Expat Tax Services
- Tax Prep Process
- Account Assistance
- Completing Your Questionnaire
Who is the primary taxpayer?
The primary taxpayer is the taxpayer listed first on your tax return. This is not always the one who has the higher income or pays the most tax. The IRS prefers consistency when naming the primary taxpayer from year to year.
When setting up a Greenback Tax Companion account, the account holder is the primary taxpayer.
Articles in this section
- What is a foreign (non-US) financial account?
- What is a W-9 and a W-8 and is there a difference between the two?
- Why do you ask if I have any continuing ties or plans to return to a state?
- How do I know if my visa limits my right to work?
- What is a dependent?
- How do I apply for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)?
- What should I do if I don’t have a Social Security Number (SSN)?
- Who is the primary taxpayer?