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N400 Denied for Sailing Permit???

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Is an IRS SAILING PERMIT really required for LPR before any travel ?

Can not getting the sailing permit from local IRS office block the N-400 later?

Edited by asisflyer

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Honestly I have never heard of this before.

Your topic post says n400 denied for sailing permit.. Have you been denied or is this a hypothetical question??


From reading info about it here--


It seems to apply if

Nonresident aliens who have any taxable income and resident aliens leaving the U.S. with no definite plans to return for the year will generally have to complete Form 1040-C

Does that/did that apply to you?

No definate plans to return FOR THE YEAR? thats a long time. Sounds like something you would only need if you were going to be gone a very long time.. Sort of ties into maybe needing a re-entry permit as well in some cases..

User Nich-nick is very versed in taxes. Perhaps he will see this. If he doesnt post here in a day or so, maybe message him to bring it to his attention...

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The only tax things I know are things I have had to learn for myself or family...immigrant spouse, small business, self-employed, interest, dividends, death of a taxpayer, sale of stocks, scholarships, filing an estate return....

Never heard of a sailing permit. It looks like the IRS wants to collect any taxes you might owe before you get out of touch or disappear. I would think if you just filed and will return before next April you wouldn't have to pay now. I briefly read that link and it can be waived.

If the IRS says you need to do that, then I guess you need a permit. As an LPR, you want to stick close to the rules.

Naturalization is a separate issue. You have answer these questions on the application--

6. Do you owe any overdue Federal, State, or local taxes?

7. A. Have you ever not filed a Federal, State, or local tax return since you became a Permanent Resident?

B. If "Yes," did you consider yourself to be a "non-U.S. resident"?

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