Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
kiny

Affidavit of Support and tax returns

7 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Filed: Timeline

I am a US citizen and we recently applied for my husband's 1-130 and 1-129F. Now we are waiting for the approval and assuming that after that we'll be asked for the affidavit of support and the tax returns. I am visiting my husband in Canada and didn't work in 2005 but I'll go back to the States soon and find a job. Also, my dad will be the co-sponsor as he meets the income requirments. Now my question is whether or not I file for the taxes this year? Also, there's a lil bit of confusion...even though I don't work a few months ago I started teaching this online course but the money I get from the course is not tax-deductible and also if I have earned let's say less than $500 in 2005, do I still need to file taxes? I am teaching this on a continuing education website but I am not their employee (they aren't going to send me the W2 forms) so if I do file the taxes, do I file as a self-employed person? Any advice in this regard would be appreicated.


Thanks,

Kiny

-------------------------------------------------------------------

Our Immigration Journey Blog "Still Waiting For the Visa"

-------------------------------------------------------------------

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

I-130 Sent : 2006-01-13

I-130 Received: 2006-01-17

NAO1 Received: 2006-01-24

I-129F Sent: 2006-02-03

NAO1 Received: 2006-02-13

I-129F Touched: 2006-02-25

I-130 Approved: 2006-06-07

AOS fee bill/ DS-3032 Received: 2006-07-15

DS-3032 mailed: 2006-07-18

NOA2 for I-129F Not Recieved

Letter from NVC Recieved for 129F processing 2006-07-19

Packet3 for I-129F recieved from Embassy 2006-07-27

I-864 instructions and form Received: 2006-08-09

Case Complete 2006-11-21

IR1 interview letter recieved from NVC 2007-01-18

Interview on Feb 21st, 2007!!!

Visa approved at interview but stuck in AP for over a year :(

AP/Security clearance finally finished: June 6th, 2008

Montreal Embassy requested police cert/meds again as they have expired : May 30th, 2008

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Italy
Timeline

Hi I don't know about taxes and all this stuff in the States, but I can tell you that we almost have the same situation about the affidavit of support. Usually, you are required to fill out the from I134 (affidavit of support) which is hard, but not as hard as I864!! My husband is here in Italy and he doesn't work at all. He was in the Army two years ago, but his income was not sufficient. We filled the I134 including his 2004 taxes income and his uncle (who is his co sponsor) filled out his own I134 copy including his 2004 taxes income. We were not asked to include a bank statement, but if your father has one, it can help.

Maria


Got married in Killeen, Texas on April 27 2004

*°K-3 Visa°*

Oct 12 2005 - Sent I-130 to NSC

Oct 24 2005 - NOA 1

Nov 7 2005 - Sent I-129F to Chicago

Nov 9 2005 - NOA 1

Dec 5 2005 - NOA 2 - I-129F Approved!!! (28 days)

Dec 13 2005 - Application Forwarded to NVC

Dec 16 2005 - Application received by the Consulate in Italy

Jan 4 2006 - Packet 3

Jan 10 2006 - Sent "Applicant's Statement" to Naples

Jan 27 2006 - Packet 4

Feb 22 2006 - Medical and Interview

Feb 22 2006 - Interview... APPROVED Got the Visa!!!

Mar 2 2006 - I-130 case *touched*

Mar 6 2006 - RFE for the I-130 (Marriage Certificate)

Mar 14 2006 - Sent RFE to CSC

Mar 21 2006 - RFE received by CSC

Mar 30 2006 - Detroit POE - Got the I-94

Mar 31 2006 - I-130 NOA 2 - APPROVED!!! (170 days)

*°AOS°*

Mar 31 2006 - I-765 sent to Chicago

Apr 5 2006 - I-765 NOA1

Apr 7 2006 - Vaccination Supplement appt. in Cleveland

Apr 13 2006 - EAD Biometrics Appointment Letter

Apr 18 2006 - EAD Biometrics in Pittsburg

Apr 22 2006 - I-485 sent to Chicago lockbox

Apr 28 2006 - I-485 NOA1

May 3 2006 - EAD Approved!! (33 days)

May 5 2006 - EAC received (NOA2)

May 5 2006 - AOS Biometrics Appointment Letter

May 8 2006 - Applied for Social Security Number

May 11 2006 - AOS Biometrics Appointment in Pittsburgh

May 18 2006 - Social Security Card arrived in the mail

May 18 2006 - Interview Appointment Letter

May 31 2006 - Flew back to Italy

Jun 24 2006 - I-485 *touched*

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
Timeline
I am a US citizen and we recently applied for my husband's 1-130 and 1-129F. Now we are waiting for the approval and assuming that after that we'll be asked for the affidavit of support and the tax returns. I am visiting my husband in Canada and didn't work in 2005 but I'll go back to the States soon and find a job. Also, my dad will be the co-sponsor as he meets the income requirments. Now my question is whether or not I file for the taxes this year? Also, there's a lil bit of confusion...even though I don't work a few months ago I started teaching this online course but the money I get from the course is not tax-deductible and also if I have earned let's say less than $500 in 2005, do I still need to file taxes? I am teaching this on a continuing education website but I am not their employee (they aren't going to send me the W2 forms) so if I do file the taxes, do I file as a self-employed person? Any advice in this regard would be appreicated.

Were you able to do DCF from there? Seems like that may have been a good option since you are staying there now.

I am visiting my husband in Canada and didn't work in 2005 but I'll go back to the States soon and find a job.

I'm not an accountant but I dont think one can file taxes if they didnt work.

Also, I remember there being some sort of minimum amount a person has to make in order to file.


K3

10-xx-04 I129 sent

05-xx-05 NOA1 from USCIS - Aproved - Abandoned for Cr1

CR1

11-15-04 I-130 sent

12-10-04 NOA 1 fee changed had to resend info with new fee

12-11-04 Resend case with new fee

02-14-05 NOA 2 I-130 Case aproved and sent to NVC

02-25-05 NVC received case

03-21-05 Received I-864 fee bill

03-22-05 Sent $70 I-864 payment to

04-16-05 Received IV fee bill

04-17-05 Sent $ 380 IV payment to NVC

05-02-05 Received I-864 packet from NVC

05-02-05 Sent I-864 packet to NVC

05-11-05 NVC received IV payment

05-16-05 NVC sent third packet

05-25-05 Received DS-230 and third packet instructions

06-06-05 NVCReceived DS-230 per fed ex confirmation

06-07-05 NVC Enters DS-230 information in system

waiting waiting waiting

06-20-05 Case Completed!!!!!!!yipee.

waiting for interview date.............

7-26-05 Baby born!!!! yaya

8-15-05 Interview set for 9-29-05

9-29-05 Interview suck they want more proof

10-20-05 second interview

10-24-05 yaya haleloujhya finally got it.

10-28-05 going to meet husband in New York. yayayaya

10-30-05 Home!!!!

Lifting Conditions

7-28-07 Mailed form I751 and supporting documents. $275 (Old fee!!!!!Yipee!!!)

8-17-07 Check cleared my account.

8-20-07 Touched

8-30-07 Received Biometric apointment letter.

9-11-07 Biometrics Apointment

9-22-07 Received letter of approval

9-24-07 Received GC Whoo hoo done for 10 years!!!

09-20-09 Sent N-400 for Citizenship

11-01-09 Bio

01-11-10 Passed Interview

01-16-10 Received notice for swearing in ceremony

02-03-10 Swearing in ceremony

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Timeline

joej,

Of course they can - in fact, they may be required to. Employment is not the only source of income.

And you are stating the converse of the actual regulation with regard to a requirement for filing and income tax return. The converse of a correct statement is not necessarily correct - and in this case it is incorrect.

Yodrak

I'm not an accountant but I dont think one can file taxes if they didnt work.

Also, I remember there being some sort of minimum amount a person has to make in order to file.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Country: Morocco
Timeline

Since your Father is willing to sponsor your husband he can file a seperate affiidavit of support to back up yours which will be lacking income on your 2005 income, so don't worry about that. You are covered on this issue. But you still have to file your taxes even if it is that small amount. You might not get W2 forms but it would probably be an 1099 form and it would be good to show you are honest and reporting so they don't come after you later for not filing. I will not have to worry about taxes with that small of an amount, just file a simple 1040EZ. If you were in a state when you worked this, you should also file the appropriate state, city, school district taxes as well.

I wish you luck and congratulations on having someone willing to sponsor your husband so you don't have to worry about this issue.

I am a US citizen and we recently applied for my husband's 1-130 and 1-129F. Now we are waiting for the approval and assuming that after that we'll be asked for the affidavit of support and the tax returns. I am visiting my husband in Canada and didn't work in 2005 but I'll go back to the States soon and find a job. Also, my dad will be the co-sponsor as he meets the income requirments. Now my question is whether or not I file for the taxes this year? Also, there's a lil bit of confusion...even though I don't work a few months ago I started teaching this online course but the money I get from the course is not tax-deductible and also if I have earned let's say less than $500 in 2005, do I still need to file taxes? I am teaching this on a continuing education website but I am not their employee (they aren't going to send me the W2 forms) so if I do file the taxes, do I file as a self-employed person? Any advice in this regard would be appreicated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Now my question is whether or not I file for the taxes this year? Also, there's a lil bit of confusion...even though I don't work a few months ago I started teaching this online course but the money I get from the course is not tax-deductible and also if I have earned let's say less than $500 in 2005, do I still need to file taxes? I am teaching this on a continuing education website but I am not their employee (they aren't going to send me the W2 forms) so if I do file the taxes, do I file as a self-employed person? Any advice in this regard would be appreicated.

I'm not an accountant but I dont think one can file taxes if they didnt work.

Also, I remember there being some sort of minimum amount a person has to make in order to file.

Whether or not an individual is required to file taxes seems to depend on a number of factors, not necessarily JUST whether or not they were working. If I were you, I'd contact the IRS and speak to them about it. You can do this either via their website www.irs.gov or they have an 800 number. If you can't find the answer you are looking for there, I'd file a 1040 just to be on the safe side. It couldn't do any harm.

Good luck with your journey

Kate


AOS TIMELINE

16th December 2005 - Sent I-130, AOS, EAD & AP USPS overnight to Chicago Lockbox

18th December 2005 - Received at Chicago 9.18pm.

23rd December 2005 - NOAs for I-130, AOS, EAD, AP!! Didn't expect them that quickly

13th January 2006 - RFE for Medical and additional I-864 info

17th January 2006 - INFOPASS Apt about RFE.

23rd January 2006 - Appointment notice for Biometrics on 10th Feb.

10th February 2006 - Biometrics Appointment

21st February 2006 - Medical. Cost $250 including all blood tests, Td Shot, TB test and Titers for MMR and Varicella.

27th February 2006 - Appointment with immigration lawyer re. RFE for I-864.

1st March 2006 - Final results Medical. Papers in hand to send.

10th March 2006 - RFE responses to Lees Summit

13th March 2006 - RFE responses signed for at Lees Summit

24th March 2006 - Emergency AP approved in Omaha

28th March 2006- Collected AP

31st March 2006 - EAD Approval online

7th April 2006 - EAD arrived in mailbox.

21st April 2006- Received Interview Date for 22nd June

9th May 2006- Received SSN

22nd June 2006- AOS INTERVIEW APPROVED

REMOVING CONDITIONS

June 20 2008 - Package mailed to CSC under new rules. Would have been an NSC transfer

June 23 2008 - Package recieved at CSC

June 27 2008 - Recieve NOA1

July 16 2008 - Biometrics

July 17 2008 - Touched

September 9 2008 - Card production ordered

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Timeline

Thanks everyone for your valuable advice.. I actually looked into this tax issue and I am going to go with filing the form 1040 to be on the safe side.

Joej, we didn't do DCF because I am not a Canadian resident and the basic requirment for DCF is that you should be living in Canada for at least a year as a permanent resident. I just visit my husband on a regular basis.


Thanks,

Kiny

-------------------------------------------------------------------

Our Immigration Journey Blog "Still Waiting For the Visa"

-------------------------------------------------------------------

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

I-130 Sent : 2006-01-13

I-130 Received: 2006-01-17

NAO1 Received: 2006-01-24

I-129F Sent: 2006-02-03

NAO1 Received: 2006-02-13

I-129F Touched: 2006-02-25

I-130 Approved: 2006-06-07

AOS fee bill/ DS-3032 Received: 2006-07-15

DS-3032 mailed: 2006-07-18

NOA2 for I-129F Not Recieved

Letter from NVC Recieved for 129F processing 2006-07-19

Packet3 for I-129F recieved from Embassy 2006-07-27

I-864 instructions and form Received: 2006-08-09

Case Complete 2006-11-21

IR1 interview letter recieved from NVC 2007-01-18

Interview on Feb 21st, 2007!!!

Visa approved at interview but stuck in AP for over a year :(

AP/Security clearance finally finished: June 6th, 2008

Montreal Embassy requested police cert/meds again as they have expired : May 30th, 2008

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...