I have a few questions related to what tax forms I need to complete based on my circumstances.
I am a U.S. citizen.
I lived/worked abroad for several years, up until summer 2017.
In summer 2017, I repatriated to the U.S. for a job, and worked in the U.S. for the remainder of the year.
I am married, and my spouse is a Green Card holder who did not work in 2017.
Because I'm a citizen, I cannot file with dual status, correct?
My wife on the other hand, should file with dual status, even though she didn't earn any money, correct?
For my foreign income, can I just list it on my 1040 and then file 2555EZ?
Is there any way to get the childcare credit if one spouse was looking for a job, but didn't have earned income?