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Can someone help please?

For form I-864 at 13.a.1 it asks for total income for 2013 (I submitted the form in October 2014 initially.).

First, I put zero as all my income was from Australia. I thought it would be zero as my income was not USA based. I received a checklist and I was told it was wrong and needed to match my 2013 tax return.

I then reviewed my tax return, line 22, and changed it to be $2,965 or something.

Well, we now have a case complete, yet they said I still filled in the box wrong. I need to correct it and send the corrected signed form by post to my husband in Australia (I am in Georgia, USA) so he can take the correct form to his interview on April 21.

What number do I put here??? I have sent in my tax returns and I am confused. I have done it wrong twice and NVC haven't helped to say where I find this figure. Maybe I am just a noodle head. If so, I apologize.

Can anyone clear this up for me so I don't get it wrong a third time? I thought of sending a form to my husband that I have signed with that box blank so they can complete it at the interview? Will that work or not? I can send in a possibly correct form and a form with the blank box in case I get it wrong a third time so they can fix it at the interview if they will allow that.

I would go with him to the interview and do it that way but I am now on the other side of the world.

Thanks in advance and I appreciate your help.


IR1 - Spouse VisaPetition I-130

Posted from Australia 05/24/2014

Email receipt received 06/09/2014

Paid from Bank 06/09/2014

Approved online update on case status 06/20/2014

Received NOA1 in the post 06/22/2014

NOA2 received in post 07/10/2014

NVC

Email from NVC 8/7/2014

AoS ready for paymentDS-261 submitted 8/8/2014

AoS Fee Paid 8/12/2014

AoS and IV scan date 10/25/2014

Checklist: 12/18/2014

Posted updated packet for checklist on 2/25/2015

Received by NVC 3/2/2015

Case Complete: 3/2/2015

Interview: 4/21/2015

Approved: 4/21/2014

POE: 6/2/2015<p>

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IR1 - Spouse VisaPetition I-130

Posted from Australia 05/24/2014

Email receipt received 06/09/2014

Paid from Bank 06/09/2014

Approved online update on case status 06/20/2014

Received NOA1 in the post 06/22/2014

NOA2 received in post 07/10/2014

NVC

Email from NVC 8/7/2014

AoS ready for paymentDS-261 submitted 8/8/2014

AoS Fee Paid 8/12/2014

AoS and IV scan date 10/25/2014

Checklist: 12/18/2014

Posted updated packet for checklist on 2/25/2015

Received by NVC 3/2/2015

Case Complete: 3/2/2015

Interview: 4/21/2015

Approved: 4/21/2014

POE: 6/2/2015<p>

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Hello

Can someone help please?

For form I-864 at 13.a.1 it asks for total income for 2013 (I submitted the form in October 2014 initially.).

First, I put zero as all my income was from Australia. I thought it would be zero as my income was not USA based. I received a checklist and I was told it was wrong and needed to match my 2013 tax return.

I then reviewed my tax return, line 22, and changed it to be $2,965 or something.

Well, we now have a case complete, yet they said I still filled in the box wrong. I need to correct it and send the corrected signed form by post to my husband in Australia (I am in Georgia, USA) so he can take the correct form to his interview on April 21.

What number do I put here??? I have sent in my tax returns and I am confused. I have done it wrong twice and NVC haven't helped to say where I find this figure. Maybe I am just a noodle head. If so, I apologize.

Can anyone clear this up for me so I don't get it wrong a third time? I thought of sending a form to my husband that I have signed with that box blank so they can complete it at the interview? Will that work or not? I can send in a possibly correct form and a form with the blank box in case I get it wrong a third time so they can fix it at the interview if they will allow that.

I would go with him to the interview and do it that way but I am now on the other side of the world.

Thanks in advance and I appreciate your help.

You need to explain the background more clearly...even I can't understand with 100% certainty...

You can't send a blank field form and have someone write in the number...because at the time

when you signed...you are declaring that everything on the form is complete and accurate,

and any modification by someone else after your signature would void that document.

1) You lived and worked in Australia during all of 2013, and there is no income from US?

2) You filed tax in US and/or Australia for 2013?

3) What was your gross income for 2013 was $2,965 (and that's what's on Form 1040 line 22?)

4) Which tax record did you sent? Just one from 2013 that is filed to US IRS?

5) Did you run a tax transcript from IRS web site to see if your gross income really is the

number that you are putting down on I-864 form?

6) Did you file tax (and in which country) for 2011, 2012, and 2014?

7) Did you fill in 13.b.1, and 13.c.1? You need to provide last 3 years of tax records.

8) At this point, if you already filed tax for 2014, then you need to provide tax records for 2012, 2013, and 2014.

9) Can you post exact text of what they were asking to correct?


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09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

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03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
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04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
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04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
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08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
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11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
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You need to explain the background more clearly...even I can't understand with 100% certainty...

You can't send a blank field form and have someone write in the number...because at the time

when you signed...you are declaring that everything on the form is complete and accurate,

and any modification by someone else after your signature would void that document.

1) You lived and worked in Australia during all of 2013, and there is no income from US?

Correct. I have lived and worked only in australia since 2005.

I have moved back to usa february 2015, so that doesn't affect the form.

2) You filed tax in US and/or Australia for 2013?

Yes. I have to file in australia and pay taxes, and I have always filed in the US to report my foreign income.

3) What was your gross income for 2013 was $2,965 (and that's what's on Form 1040 line 22?)

This is what was on line 22, after the foreign income exclusion. I have tried using this number and just received a checklist today saying its wrong, again.

4) Which tax record did you sent? Just one from 2013 that is filed to US IRS?

I sent my united states tax returns for 2011, 2012, 2013. All have foreign income, which is reduced after the foreign income exclusion, and further reduced by deductions, to zero so no taxes owed. They were prepared by a united states CPA.

5) Did you run a tax transcript from IRS web site to see if your gross income really is the

number that you are putting down on I-864 form?

I have tried multiple times to get a tax transcript. I have entered in my details on line and it will not accept my information. I called the IRS two days ago, was on the phone for over two n half hours and transferred four times. I gave up.

I have all my tax returns. Surely the number is on there somewhere.

6) Did you file tax (and in which country) for 2011, 2012, and 2014?

2014 I am completing for US now. Australia has a different tax year. I am up to date on all my taxes in both countries.

7) Did you fill in 13.b.1, and 13.c.1? You need to provide last 3 years of tax records.

Yes both boxes have been filled in with the number from line 22 from the corrosponding tax return. No checklist item for either of thesr. As stated above, although it states optional on the form, I provided the tax returns.

8) At this point, if you already filed tax for 2014, then you need to provide tax records for 2012, 2013, and 2014.

They said to not file a new I-864 as this will delay the interview which is in four weeks. I am sending the tax transcripts for the joint sponsor for 2014, and a copy of my tax return as lodged with the IRS for 2014.

9) Can you post exact text of what they were asking to correct?

I will try post a photo of it


IR1 - Spouse VisaPetition I-130

Posted from Australia 05/24/2014

Email receipt received 06/09/2014

Paid from Bank 06/09/2014

Approved online update on case status 06/20/2014

Received NOA1 in the post 06/22/2014

NOA2 received in post 07/10/2014

NVC

Email from NVC 8/7/2014

AoS ready for paymentDS-261 submitted 8/8/2014

AoS Fee Paid 8/12/2014

AoS and IV scan date 10/25/2014

Checklist: 12/18/2014

Posted updated packet for checklist on 2/25/2015

Received by NVC 3/2/2015

Case Complete: 3/2/2015

Interview: 4/21/2015

Approved: 4/21/2014

POE: 6/2/2015<p>

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Here is what is on the checklist.

I'm getting annoyed as I sent a letter the first time explaining the situation.

I then sent a letter in response to the first checklist, again explaining the situation. I also sent payslips from my job in australia and my employment contract and my 2013 tax return again. I stated no w2 as I had not worked in USA.

Now they have asked again.

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IR1 - Spouse VisaPetition I-130

Posted from Australia 05/24/2014

Email receipt received 06/09/2014

Paid from Bank 06/09/2014

Approved online update on case status 06/20/2014

Received NOA1 in the post 06/22/2014

NOA2 received in post 07/10/2014

NVC

Email from NVC 8/7/2014

AoS ready for paymentDS-261 submitted 8/8/2014

AoS Fee Paid 8/12/2014

AoS and IV scan date 10/25/2014

Checklist: 12/18/2014

Posted updated packet for checklist on 2/25/2015

Received by NVC 3/2/2015

Case Complete: 3/2/2015

Interview: 4/21/2015

Approved: 4/21/2014

POE: 6/2/2015<p>

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Here is what is on the checklist.

I'm getting annoyed as I sent a letter the first time explaining the situation.

I then sent a letter in response to the first checklist, again explaining the situation. I also sent payslips from my job in australia and my employment contract and my 2013 tax return again. I stated no w2 as I had not worked in USA.

Now they have asked again.

Obviously they are seeing some discrepancy somewhere...

They are asking for your 2013 W2 and/or IRS tax transcript also.

If you are having trouble with the online tax transcript, then try

going into a local IRS office and get it there.

Perhaps your foreign income exclusion is causing confusion...

but first get the tax transcript to see if numbers aren't matching to what you filed.


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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I've just called the IRS to have a transcript posted to me. We will see how this goes.

I still think I should be able to find the number on the tax return. This is ridiculous. The number does not affect the application in any way, shape or form. Why do they keep asking for it. It will not help my husbvand get his visa, and it will not deny his visa. The income was from Australia when I worked as an accountant an is NO LONGER continuing as I told them. Can they not just look at the tax return and let it go.

On the phone with NVC now. Between NVC and IRS I spend hours a week on the phone for ten minutes to speak to someone. Not what I want to be stressing about at 4 months pregnant. I just want this over with.

I have looked at my return. line 7 has 'wages', line 22 states 'total income', line 37 says 'adjusted gross income' - this matches line 22? Line 38 matches Line 22 and 37, and line 43 says 'taxable income' and is zero.

I have put zero on the first form. This is on line 22, 43.

I put $2,795 on the second form. This is line 22, 37, 38. The form is a 1040. I don't see how I keep getting it wrong. The only other amounts are a -$40,000 something for foreign income exclusion and a $3,000 amount for a deduction...


IR1 - Spouse VisaPetition I-130

Posted from Australia 05/24/2014

Email receipt received 06/09/2014

Paid from Bank 06/09/2014

Approved online update on case status 06/20/2014

Received NOA1 in the post 06/22/2014

NOA2 received in post 07/10/2014

NVC

Email from NVC 8/7/2014

AoS ready for paymentDS-261 submitted 8/8/2014

AoS Fee Paid 8/12/2014

AoS and IV scan date 10/25/2014

Checklist: 12/18/2014

Posted updated packet for checklist on 2/25/2015

Received by NVC 3/2/2015

Case Complete: 3/2/2015

Interview: 4/21/2015

Approved: 4/21/2014

POE: 6/2/2015<p>

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I have just called NVC

They confirmed it is line 22.

they said I need to submit an original form for my husband to take to the embassy and that's why I have a checklist. does that make any sense at all? why do they need a signed form and now he needs a signed form??? what was the point in submitting an original signed form.


IR1 - Spouse VisaPetition I-130

Posted from Australia 05/24/2014

Email receipt received 06/09/2014

Paid from Bank 06/09/2014

Approved online update on case status 06/20/2014

Received NOA1 in the post 06/22/2014

NOA2 received in post 07/10/2014

NVC

Email from NVC 8/7/2014

AoS ready for paymentDS-261 submitted 8/8/2014

AoS Fee Paid 8/12/2014

AoS and IV scan date 10/25/2014

Checklist: 12/18/2014

Posted updated packet for checklist on 2/25/2015

Received by NVC 3/2/2015

Case Complete: 3/2/2015

Interview: 4/21/2015

Approved: 4/21/2014

POE: 6/2/2015<p>

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