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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Nepal
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I have a good faith marriage but am looking ahead..

Things I don't want to do..

1- Co-mingle assets

2- Joint Taxes

3- Joint bank accounts..

She has access to the accounts via debit and visa cards etc. but for liability and tax reasons I prefer to have her not on my taxes and not sharing all accounts.. I could put her on title to one of my houses with me but again this is for liability and tax reasons.

We will be starting a business in her name in Nepal and I don't want her to have US tax liability (especially at my 40% rate) on it..

Thoughts?

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Be ready with other marriage bonafide evidence. Be sure to thoroughly explain your family's particular financial circumstances.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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US residents are taxed on their worldwide income.


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Bad idea?


 

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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Yeah, if she's a resident she has to pay all taxes just like you. Are you willing to risk everything so you can evade taxes?

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We will be starting a business in her name in Nepal and I don't want her to have US tax liability (especially at my 40% rate) on it..

1) Is she a resident in the United States or not? The above statement doesn't make it clear. 2) You can file married filing separately. Your tax rate would not apply to her. It would be on her worldwide income only.

However, the #1 thing USCIS looks at is co-mingling of financial assets and living arrangements. Joint tax returns is the primary evidence. You will need many many pieces of other evidence to make up the glaring deficit in proof if you go through with your plan.


 
 

 

 

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There are 3 filing options you will need to choose one of the two that apply to you or you can divorce.

This way you can file single.

Did you not know you need to comingle prior to marrige?

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It seems to be trust issue that you are not ready to share your weapth with her... ?

Depending on the state, this shouldn't be a problem. All assets prior to the marriage are his and he should have documented them. After the marriage, assets acquired or income earned are considered jointly owned. Again, state marriage law would need to be consulted. As far as trust is concerned, it would be only a vague guess since there is not enough information to go by.


 
 

 

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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They were married April 2016 according to their timeline

And are now starting a new business

going to be hard not to declare this income

I can not imagine that you would not comingle assests as this is needed for AOS and later for here citzenship

Any money received by your bank from the new business will be looked at when you do forms for AOS

Is this a trust issue?

or just trying to avoid paying taxes?

don't answer / just know immigration does not like the first and IRS does not like the second

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Honestly I'm not sure if it is completely legal to do that (I'm the foreign spouse) but if it is and you choose to do it, just know that you will be missing out on the biggest evidence (co-mingling finances). Taxes and bank accounts are some of the best evidence that USCIS looks for, so without these, it will probably be very difficult to prove a bonafied marriage.


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  • Teir two submitted an internal service request to which I got a response telling me that I need to respond to RFE ASAP

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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I have a good faith marriage but am looking ahead..

Things I don't want to do..

1- Co-mingle assets

2- Joint Taxes

3- Joint bank accounts..

She has access to the accounts via debit and visa cards etc. but for liability and tax reasons I prefer to have her not on my taxes and not sharing all accounts.. I could put her on title to one of my houses with me but again this is for liability and tax reasons.

We will be starting a business in her name in Nepal and I don't want her to have US tax liability (especially at my 40% rate) on it..

Thoughts?

Walran, if she has a business in Nepal, she still has to declare any income she makes on a US Tax return. I can fully understand if you want to file your taxes separately if she will be in a low tax bracket and you will be in a high one. But check with an accountant first - as the marriage deduction (filing jointly) might be more beneficial.

As others have said - it's OK to look "different" from most couples, but you will need to explain to USCIS why and how you keep your money separate.

From your original post, which, granted, is lean on details, it SEEMS as if you might be forgetting that any Nepali income must be declared. There might not be any actual tax liability (if the US has a good tax treaty with Nepal), but be mindful that the APPEARANCE of trying to avoid US tax might hurt you.

Best of luck.

Sukie in NY (who has to declare income in Australia and Hong Kong, as well as the US)


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