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38 minutes ago, lucy 242 said:

Do you guys know if the minimum income requirements are before or after taxes?

And what if we only have one year of income and not 3?

you only need to provide the most current year income tax returns they can however request to see the last 3 if you didn't have to file you just need to explain you didn't have to file.

 

as far as the income it goes on the tax return bottom line adjust gross income, I am not sure what line number it is on the taxes, but the income you use will be after all the tax deductions.

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You need to show atl east 125% of the federal poverty line for the state you will be living in.  See the I-864 instructions.

 

Since you say you are DCF expect needing a joint sponsor unless the Petitioner has already moved back to the US and re established domicile.

 

Expect to explain why there are not 3 years of taxes.


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My husband lives in the US but he was injured and couldn't work for 2 years, so he only has one year of income from his business

I'm just trying to figure out how much income he needs to show and if it's before or after taxes

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4 minutes ago, lucy 242 said:

My husband lives in the US

So a regular CR1 spousal filing not DCF.

 

The household income needs to be 125% for the new family size.

https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

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1 hour ago, lucy 242 said:

So I checked and and we are good for this year but we have no tax returns for previous years, do you think we will need another sponsor? 

You can backfile tax returns for the previous years, and submit those afterward. Regardless of the CR1 petition, the US Citizen should be filing taxes each year anyway, so might as well bring that in compliance.

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3 hours ago, lucy 242 said:

So I checked and and we are good for this year but we have no tax returns for previous years, do you think we will need another sponsor? 

I believe only the last full tax return and current pay stubs are all that is "required".  Past income doesn't matter but you can optionally include three previous years tax transcripts.


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19 hours ago, John & Rose said:

I believe only the last full tax return and current pay stubs are all that is "required".  Past income doesn't matter but you can optionally include three previous years tax transcripts.

It sounds like the OP is self employed. As such, there are no pay stubs to show. The most recent year’s tax return will show their current income (line 22 for 2017, or line 8 6 for 2018).

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10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

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I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

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8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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21 hours ago, Khallaf said:

you only need to provide the most current year income tax returns they can however request to see the last 3 if you didn't have to file you just need to explain you didn't have to file.

 

as far as the income it goes on the tax return bottom line adjust gross income, I am not sure what line number it is on the taxes, but the income you use will be after all the tax deductions.

The above is misleading at best.  Really it is wrong.

 

Gross "current" income is how you qualify.  The affidavit of support asks for INFORMATION from three tax returns.  "Adjusted Gross Income" is used ONLY if you file a 1040EZ.  If you file a 1040 form, it's "Total Income" from line 22 of the 1040.  The qualifying income (for an "employed" person) comes from a pay stub, not a tax return.


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2 hours ago, geowrian said:

It sounds like the OP is self employed. As such, there are no pay stubs to show. The most recent year’s tax return will show their current income (line 22 for 2017, or line 8 for 2018).

I haven't see the 1040 for 2018.  Has it changed so much it's now line 8, instead of 22.

 

If the OP is self employed, it would be best to choose between waiting to provide the I-864 until AFTER filing the 2018 tax return, or to supply an updated I-864 for the interview, that does include the 2018 return.


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6 hours ago, pushbrk said:

I haven't see the 1040 for 2018.  Has it changed so much it's now line 8, instead of 22.

That's what it looks like to me... https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040.pdf

 

NOTE: I edited my comment to say line 6 (total income), not line 8. Line 8 is definitely not the one to use...whoops.


Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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