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Poverty Threshhold guidelines for the I-134 Affadit

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Hi! I have a few specific questions about the I-134 especially regarding the poverty guidelines as I am a recently graduated student (2 years) and self-employed

1. When using the income tax return as proof of income, I need to use 2015 (because last year I was in school for half of the year. So can I use the one I am going to fill out, just based on what I fill out, or do I need to use the paper that the government sends back once I fill out the tax return?

2. I am self employed. I am going to report about 21-23,000 income, which exceeds the poverty threshold guidelines even for 2 people. My concern is, that I am self-employed, and I need to make a lot of deductions (mileage, etc). Is this going to be an issue with my income? When the embassy is examining it to see if I fall into poverty, will they look at the income before or after tax deductions?

I am worried about this because recently when looking at buying houses, I was told I could not do so if I continue to take large deductions for self-employment, because the banks look at the income after deductions are taken out to determine if they will lend to you.

I know these are pretty specific questions, but I feel like there is an easy answer for number 1 out there I just can't seem to find it. As for 2, I would appreciate even a suggestion of where to go to find this out, as I have no idea who would have the answer to this. Any advice or suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thank you so much.

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We have similar stuff going on with my fiance.

I made a topic here: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/580144-not-enough/#entry7957297

We probably will file with a co sponsor. You can check if your embassy allows it.

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