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If you attach to the I-134 a letter from your employer stating your annual pay and that its an adequate amount plus you also attach some 1099's from previous years, will that be adequate?

Nope :no:

See instructions. Most recent tax return and all supporting documents at least. 1099's by themselves are is not adequate.

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If you attach to the I-134 a letter from your employer stating your annual pay and that its an adequate amount plus you also attach some 1099's from previous years, will that be adequate?

Nope :no:

See instructions. Most recent tax return and all supporting documents at least. 1099's by themselves are is not adequate.

Exactly..Send everything they ask for and then some. Don't take any chances with the 134 requirements.


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Is it not the current income that the USCIS is most concerned with? That past years tax returns have little or no bearing on the decision. If my fiance shows them a letter from my current employer plus some copies of pay checks along with a letter from my bank. It is my understanding that is all that is really needed. I went to the Philippines 3 times in the past 18 months so I had no income for last year. I agree I should show up with more then what is required, but not having an income for last year makes it a little difficult. Anyone been thru this type of situation? Any and all advice is greatly appreciated.

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Is it not the current income that the USCIS is most concerned with? That past years tax returns have little or no bearing on the decision. If my fiance shows them a letter from my current employer plus some copies of pay checks along with a letter from my bank. It is my understanding that is all that is really needed. I went to the Philippines 3 times in the past 18 months so I had no income for last year. I agree I should show up with more then what is required, but not having an income for last year makes it a little difficult. Anyone been thru this type of situation? Any and all advice is greatly appreciated.

Yes it is the most current income that USCIS and the Manila Embassy is concerend with. Good thing your working now, did you file for 2008? If not you will need to file. Or if no income a letter to that fact.

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Is it not the current income that the USCIS is most concerned with? That past years tax returns have little or no bearing on the decision. If my fiance shows them a letter from my current employer plus some copies of pay checks along with a letter from my bank. It is my understanding that is all that is really needed. I went to the Philippines 3 times in the past 18 months so I had no income for last year. I agree I should show up with more then what is required, but not having an income for last year makes it a little difficult. Anyone been thru this type of situation? Any and all advice is greatly appreciated.

Current income is typically the focus - what is also focused on is completing the forms and submitting what is required.

Since you had no income in 2008 and you are required to submit the tax return (and supporting documents) for that year regardless, it may be prudent to also include 2007 and possibly even 2006's return(s) (and supporting documents) if you think it will help your case (if no tax filings were made in 2008, submit a letter of explanation as to why you did not have to file). But deciding for USEM what they should/should-not see is not a good idea.

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If you attach to the I-134 a letter from your employer stating your annual pay and that its an adequate amount plus you also attach some 1099's from previous years, will that be adequate?

Nope :no:

See instructions. Most recent tax return and all supporting documents at least. 1099's by themselves are is not adequate.

Thank you for the reply. You say 1099 alone is not enough. Perhaps you can comment on this. My reason for using 1099 alone is because with a 1099 (which is really being self-employed) by the time you take all your allowable deductions it brings the adjusted gross income down to over half what is stated on the 1099. When they look at an individuals W-2 they look at the gross, but I believe on a 1099 they look at the adjusted gross income. Hopefully you know more about this then I do. I stated on my G-325 that I did not work in 2008 because I took a sabbatical plus 3 trips to the Philippines. I will also include a letter to this effect with 129-F.

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Thank you for the reply. You say 1099 alone is not enough. Perhaps you can comment on this. My reason for using 1099 alone is because with a 1099 (which is really being self-employed) by the time you take all your allowable deductions it brings the adjusted gross income down to over half what is stated on the 1099. When they look at an individuals W-2 they look at the gross, but I believe on a 1099 they look at the adjusted gross income. Hopefully you know more about this then I do. I stated on my G-325 that I did not work in 2008 because I took a sabbatical plus 3 trips to the Philippines. I will also include a letter to this effect with 129-F.

If you did not file taxes in 2008 (which is what I gather you're saying) - attach a letter explaining the reason you did not have to file. If you should have filed taxes but did not - you should consider filing.

If you did file taxes, you'll need to include the tax return and any supporting documents - which may be W-2's, 1099, etc. One without the other is no good.

You can circumvent the need for the return and supporting documents by submitting an IRS tax transcript(s).

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