My wife made income in the first month of 2016 as a visa holder, before returning to her country. At that time she did not file federal or state tax. She did not receive the W-2 in her home country. She returned in 2017 and we got married that year.
I am a US citizen and we are starting to work through her adjustment of status as a permanent resident. We requested and received her 2016 W-2 from her old employer. We want to back file with a refund.
My questions are:
Should she use her maiden or married name? I read that she should use the married name as otherwise a name mismatch would show up with social security. Is this true when back filing?
On the 1040NR-EZ 2016 form page 2 (Schedule OI), it asks if
"Have you ever applied to be a green card holder of the United States?"
Would this be "No" since its considering her status in 2016?