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How long after taxes are filed can you get a transcript?

#1 ladyynara

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 04:21 AM

My US husband has not filed any taxes since 2003 since being in the UK. We now need these done for my immigration application. How long after we send them off can we get a transcript for immigration? Do they send a receipt that they've been filed?
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14/Jul/97 - Met Rick in UK
04/Nov/97 - Travelled to US on visitors visa
01/Jan/98 - Married in US
1998 - 2000 - Long process with Immigration obtaining Green Card #1.
20/May/2003 - Left US for UK
11/Feb/2004 - Child #1 born
14/Jul/2005 - Child #2 born

August 2007 - Decide we need to move back to USA. Kicking self for not getting citizenship.
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18/Mar/2008 - Visa arrived!

22/Mar/2008 - Being made homeless!
23/Mar/2008 - Flight to USA!!

12/Apr/2008 - Greencard arrived!

Done with immigration until I can apply for citizenship in 2011.


#2 MargotDarko

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 04:23 AM

QUOTE (ladyynara @ Dec 4 2007, 09:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My US husband has not filed any taxes since 2003 since being in the UK. We now need these done for my immigration application. How long after we send them off can we get a transcript for immigration? Do they send a receipt that they've been filed?


They don't normally send a receipt (at least I did not get anything), but I was able to request a transcript a couple months later. I didn't try any earlier than that, but I imagine it would could probably been done even earlier than that. www.irs.gov is a good website and I've always found them helpful when I've called. smile.gif
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Posted 04 December 2007 - 02:15 PM

QUOTE (ladyynara @ Dec 4 2007, 02:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My US husband has not filed any taxes since 2003 since being in the UK. We now need these done for my immigration application. How long after we send them off can we get a transcript for immigration? Do they send a receipt that they've been filed?


They don't send a receipt. I filed 3 years worth on April 16th. I called June 26th and asked for transcripts to be mailed. They never showed up in the mail, although I did call to confirm they had been sent.

On July 20th I called them and they faxed them out to me (around 27 pages btw).

Anyway, you may already know this but since he will be backfiling, there are different addresses the returns are sent to, depending on which year it is. So for instance you might send 05 to Chicago and 06 to Austin, so might just want to check that on each year.

One other thing the IRS guy mentioned to me (for 04 I think it was) he just said that after XX date instead of sending it to the address stated I would have to send it somewhere else.

Anyhoo, based on that I would certainly give them a call (From outside the US call 215-516-2000) after you have looked the forms over.

Good luck!
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#4 Chica Yey

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 02:23 PM

We were in the same situation. We filed late, and provided copies of the whole filings (Forms 1040 I believe?). Not that it really mattered, since Bren's income was low, and we had a cosponsor.
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 10:12 AM

QUOTE (ladyynara @ Dec 4 2007, 04:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My US husband has not filed any taxes since 2003 since being in the UK. We now need these done for my immigration application. How long after we send them off can we get a transcript for immigration? Do they send a receipt that they've been filed?



In order to comply to the I-130 requirements, I had to file my tax returns for the years 2004, 2005, and 2006.
I did all of these at the same time, using the Income Tax Exclusion to reduce my owed taxes to 0.

As I recall, I sent in my tax returns on about Aug 19. On about Oct 12, I called the IRS about the status of my tax returns. They said they had already processed the returns by that time, and I requested tax transcripts to be sent to my home address. I also requested a fax of my transcripts to be sent, so I could e-mail the fax images to my wife as e-mail attachments.

On the transcript it said that the IRS received the returns on Aug 29, a little more than one week after I had sent them.
It also said the processing date was Oct 1 (or close to that date). By the way, the paper and fax versions of the tax transcripts differ slightly in the information they contain. However, I prefer the fax version since it can be sent through e-mail as an attachment (if your spouse lives overseas, they can print out the image of the fax and give it to the interviewer). However, the fax version, I believe, must be requested by talking to a customer service representative. The paper version can be requested through the automated process, although it takes longer to arrive at your home.

In my case, the total time it took, including both mailing the returns and processing by the IRS, was about 6 weeks.
This would have been true even if I had filed only 1 return. I am confident that filing as many as 3 tax returns at once will not slow down the process, since you can use the same supporting documents for the Income Tax Exclusion, and the delay caused by the Postal Service will be concurrent for the 3 returns.
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#6 bunsk2007

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 04:16 PM

Hi

My US husband needs to do the same thing- file his taxes for the last 3 years. If he goes down to the IRS office at the London Embassy and does this in one appointment (which he has been told he can do), will that speed it up?

Thanks everyone good.gif




QUOTE (BlueEagle @ Dec 5 2007, 10:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (ladyynara @ Dec 4 2007, 04:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My US husband has not filed any taxes since 2003 since being in the UK. We now need these done for my immigration application. How long after we send them off can we get a transcript for immigration? Do they send a receipt that they've been filed?



In order to comply to the I-130 requirements, I had to file my tax returns for the years 2004, 2005, and 2006.
I did all of these at the same time, using the Income Tax Exclusion to reduce my owed taxes to 0.

As I recall, I sent in my tax returns on about Aug 19. On about Oct 12, I called the IRS about the status of my tax returns. They said they had already processed the returns by that time, and I requested tax transcripts to be sent to my home address. I also requested a fax of my transcripts to be sent, so I could e-mail the fax images to my wife as e-mail attachments.

On the transcript it said that the IRS received the returns on Aug 29, a little more than one week after I had sent them.
It also said the processing date was Oct 1 (or close to that date). By the way, the paper and fax versions of the tax transcripts differ slightly in the information they contain. However, I prefer the fax version since it can be sent through e-mail as an attachment (if your spouse lives overseas, they can print out the image of the fax and give it to the interviewer). However, the fax version, I believe, must be requested by talking to a customer service representative. The paper version can be requested through the automated process, although it takes longer to arrive at your home.

In my case, the total time it took, including both mailing the returns and processing by the IRS, was about 6 weeks.
This would have been true even if I had filed only 1 return. I am confident that filing as many as 3 tax returns at once will not slow down the process, since you can use the same supporting documents for the Income Tax Exclusion, and the delay caused by the Postal Service will be concurrent for the 3 returns.

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1986-03-10 : We met in London
1986-06-30 : Got engaged! He left London to return to NY
1987-09-01 : Lived together in London while he was on student programme
1987-12-30 : Moved to Spain together
1988-06-30 : I returned to London, he returned to NY. Long distance engagement follows!
1991-05-20 : Got married in VA, US on a long weekend away!
1991-05-24 : Returned together to London to set up home here, with him on a tourist visa. Applied for residency.
1992-08-07 : He's granted indefinite right to live and work in UK.
1993-10 : Son born
1995-01 : Daughter follows.

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2007-09-15 : I-130 Sent. Here begins our journey!
2007-09-18 : I-130 NOA1 recieved.
2007-11-12 : Applied to local Hampshire Constabulary for Police Certificate
2007-11-19 : Had vaccinations done by own GP- pertussis, tetanus, diptheria, mumps, rubella, measles, flu.
2007-12-17 : I-130 NOA 2 received- hooray!!
2007-12-22 : Police Certificate AND Packet 3 arrive- together!! This is quick!
2008-01-10 : Returned Packet 3 to Embassy
2008-01-29 : Packet 4 arrived
2008-02-06 : Medical at 10.30am

2008-02-11 : EMBASSY INTERVIEW!!

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 06:02 PM

QUOTE (bunsk2007 @ Dec 9 2007, 04:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi

My US husband needs to do the same thing- file his taxes for the last 3 years. If he goes down to the IRS office at the London Embassy and does this in one appointment (which he has been told he can do), will that speed it up?

Thanks everyone good.gif


This is exactly what I did. The guys at the IRS took a photocopy of each return which they stamped and handed over to me, and these copies were sufficient for evidentiary purposes at the interview. No waiting at all, except to get into the Embassy!

Also, he doesn't need an appointment to do this -- it's on a walk-in basis. Just make sure he brings his passport with him, and lets the marshal know that he's there to see the IRS.
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#8 bunsk2007

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 06:39 PM

Thanks! Sounds good to me!


QUOTE (elmcitymaven @ Dec 9 2007, 06:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is exactly what I did. The guys at the IRS took a photocopy of each return which they stamped and handed over to me, and these copies were sufficient for evidentiary purposes at the interview. No waiting at all, except to get into the Embassy!

Also, he doesn't need an appointment to do this -- it's on a walk-in basis. Just make sure he brings his passport with him, and lets the marshal know that he's there to see the IRS.

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1986-03-10 : We met in London
1986-06-30 : Got engaged! He left London to return to NY
1987-09-01 : Lived together in London while he was on student programme
1987-12-30 : Moved to Spain together
1988-06-30 : I returned to London, he returned to NY. Long distance engagement follows!
1991-05-20 : Got married in VA, US on a long weekend away!
1991-05-24 : Returned together to London to set up home here, with him on a tourist visa. Applied for residency.
1992-08-07 : He's granted indefinite right to live and work in UK.
1993-10 : Son born
1995-01 : Daughter follows.

***********************
2007-09-15 : I-130 Sent. Here begins our journey!
2007-09-18 : I-130 NOA1 recieved.
2007-11-12 : Applied to local Hampshire Constabulary for Police Certificate
2007-11-19 : Had vaccinations done by own GP- pertussis, tetanus, diptheria, mumps, rubella, measles, flu.
2007-12-17 : I-130 NOA 2 received- hooray!!
2007-12-22 : Police Certificate AND Packet 3 arrive- together!! This is quick!
2008-01-10 : Returned Packet 3 to Embassy
2008-01-29 : Packet 4 arrived
2008-02-06 : Medical at 10.30am

2008-02-11 : EMBASSY INTERVIEW!!

#9 Wrath of Sithis

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 07:23 PM

Wont you be getting 1040s when you file for the years 2003 to 2006? If you have those you dont need transcripts.
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Jun. ---- 2007 - Applied for my Honduran residency.
Nov. 8th 2007 - Honduran res. approved.

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Nov. 19th 2007 - Applied I-130s and paid fees at Embassy Tegucigalpa Honduras
Nov. 29th 2007 - (email) Asked for information about the next stages of the process.
Nov. 30th 2007 - (email) they sent me packet 4 and other information.
Nov. 30th 2007 - (email) asked how long the police report will be good for.
Dec. 3rd 2007 - (email) police report also good for one year)
Dec. 4th 2007 - Did some research, told not to expect NOA1
Dec. 10th 2007 - Emailed and got our case number
Dec. 11th 2007 - (email) Appointment for interview Jan. 2nd 2008
Dec. 12th 2007 - Did medical exams. Got results the same day.
Dec. 13th 2007 - Applied for police report with DGIC.
Dec. 20th 2007 - Got police report from DGIC.
Dec. 23rd 2007 - Got Marriage, and both birth certs in "forma-literal".
Dec. 26th 2007 - Made photocopies of everything.
Dec. 28th 2007 - Offical NOA2
Jan. 2nd 2008 - Went to interview, approved and got visa's same day.

USA:
Jan. 7th 2008 - POE Houston TX, Arrive home in GA.
Feb. 6th 2008 - Got greencards in the mail, still waiting for social security.

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