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Anyone here who was naturalized while having outstanding taxes?

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I know that all outstanding taxes and traffic tickets have to be paid prior to the interview. What if you're in the official agreement with IRS to payout your outstanding balance after you filed your return? (note - not a defaulted tax from years ago)

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I know that all outstanding taxes and traffic tickets have to be paid prior to the interview. What if you're in the official agreement with IRS to payout your outstanding balance after you filed your return? (note - not a defaulted tax from years ago)

Shouldn't be a problem.

Not paying taxes in itself isn't a bar to citizenship, but USCIS considers it a reflection on your character.

So if you owe taxes, but you've set up an agreement to set things right, then the character issue goes away.


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Shouldn't be a problem.

Not paying taxes in itself isn't a bar to citizenship, but USCIS considers it a reflection on your character.

So if you owe taxes, but you've set up an agreement to set things right, then the character issue goes away.

Thanks Jimmy, it's from the latest return (for 2014). There's an amount of about $1500 and the IRS let me pay it by August. I have an interview in two weeks so I'm a bit worried.

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Thanks Jimmy, it's from the latest return (for 2014). There's an amount of about $1500 and the IRS let me pay it by August. I have an interview in two weeks so I'm a bit worried.

I don't think it should be an issue, but interviewers are inconsistent. A copy of the agreement to settle the outstanding taxes should be sufficient at the interview. There's no point worrying about it; you'll find out at the interview, but I wouldn't lose any sleep over this.


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I don't think it should be an issue, but interviewers are inconsistent. A copy of the agreement to settle the outstanding taxes should be sufficient at the interview. There's no point worrying about it; you'll find out at the interview, but I wouldn't lose any sleep over this.

thanks a million!

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I don't think it should be an issue, but interviewers are inconsistent. A copy of the agreement to settle the outstanding taxes should be sufficient at the interview. There's no point worrying about it; you'll find out at the interview, but I wouldn't lose any sleep over this.

JimmyHou,

What would be your advice in the situation I have. IRS has never sent me an agreement or anything. When I set it up online they said it will take between 30-60 days for them to send an updated correspondence. In the meantime I can pay the balance online. And that's what I do, but I only have payment receipts and it appears that I can't access my updated balance or agreement online because there's something wrong going on with the IRS web system. I spent 40 minutes on hold till someone responded. They said they can mail whatever is the most updated bill but it will take another 10 days. So whenever I make any payment and want to see the balance on a piece of paper I have to call IRS, spend 40 min to get a person on the phone so he/she can tell me what's my balance, and if I ask - they can send the bill showing how much left. I'm very nervous at this point...At the same time, on the payments receipts that I printed out it does say "Reason for Payment: Installment Agreement". And we're talking about ~ $900 due in August (tax year 2014).

Does that mean if I get an IO that's not in a mood that day this will be a groud for denial?

Please share your thoughts..

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JimmyHou,

What would be your advice in the situation I have. IRS has never sent me an agreement or anything. When I set it up online they said it will take between 30-60 days for them to send an updated correspondence. In the meantime I can pay the balance online. And that's what I do, but I only have payment receipts and it appears that I can't access my updated balance or agreement online because there's something wrong going on with the IRS web system. I spent 40 minutes on hold till someone responded. They said they can mail whatever is the most updated bill but it will take another 10 days. So whenever I make any payment and want to see the balance on a piece of paper I have to call IRS, spend 40 min to get a person on the phone so he/she can tell me what's my balance, and if I ask - they can send the bill showing how much left. I'm very nervous at this point...At the same time, on the payments receipts that I printed out it does say "Reason for Payment: Installment Agreement". And we're talking about ~ $900 due in August (tax year 2014).

Does that mean if I get an IO that's not in a mood that day this will be a groud for denial?

Please share your thoughts..

Never mind. After spending another 40 min on hold I was able to get a representative who faxed me over the agreement. I hope it'll work out...

Thank you.

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Never mind. After spending another 40 min on hold I was able to get a representative who faxed me over the agreement. I hope it'll work out...

Thank you.

Good. That should be enough!


For a review of each step of my N-400 naturalization process, from application to oath ceremony, please click here.

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