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i-864 Evidence on Income Question

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Japan
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Hi All,

This is a question about gathering documents for Evidence of Income.

I am a US citizen petitioner. I live overseas and run my own small company -- I am the "president" and my wife (beneficiary) is the "vice president."

• For US tax purposes I am not considered "self employed," I am considered an "employee" of my company.

• For Part 6, Sponsor's Income and Employment, I have answered >Employed as [my occupation] and Name of Employer [My company name].

• My tax returns also reflect this.

The issue / question is what Evidence of Income do I / can I supply?

• The NVC site specifies that if employed by a company (which I am) I need to submit a signed document on business letterhead *but* that the letter cannot be signed by yourself. I could have my wife sign it but since she is the beneficiary my guess is that would seem odd and raise questions.

Or

• It specifies that if you are self-employed, to submit a business license or other document. I could do this, but again, I'm not officially considered "self employed." If I were self employed I would need to file Schedule C, D, E or F -- which I have not needed to file. (Note: I do file my taxes every year)

Any ideas?

BTW, since my income is all foreign-earned, it gets excluded (foreign earned income exclusion) so my income is practically zero. I know my i-864 will not be approved. I am having my parents joint sponsor my wife.

Thank you very much.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Your joint sponsor's income is what matters, so whatever you show is not that important. Sounds like you are a corporation, since you are president and wife is vice president of your company. If so, then you would be filing a tax return as such. For example, an S corporation would file Form 1120S and list compensation of officers, salaries and wages or ordinary income from business activities. This would be your "Evidence of Income". And your accountant/bookkeeper could sign any document or letter(unless you are savy enough to fill out 12-14 pages of a corporate tax return correctly. I couldn't do it).

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Japan
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Thank you.

Yes, I have an accountant file all the US tax forms for me -- it is way too complicated to do myself.

My concern is that it specifically states to supply evidence in addition to the tax returns.

"If you completed Form I-864, I-864A, or I-864EZ and the income reported on this form or your tax return reflects income below the poverty guidelines for the year the form was submitted, submit evidence of your income."

So, if I don't submit something other than my tax transcripts I'm concerned I'll get an RFE for this.

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