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"Current Income" on the i864 form refers to which year?

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Okay, so i'm filling out the i864 form.

 

I am specifically referring to Part 6, Question 7.

 

It says: "My Current individual annual income is________"

 

 

 

Does that refer to 2018? Or the last year that I have done taxes for (which is 2017, as I have not done my taxes for 2018 yet)?  

 

And if it refers to 2018, then how do I prove whatever number I right on that line?  I don't have my 2018 tax returns done yet as I mentioned, so how do I prove it?

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1 minute ago, JFH said:

It means “current”, which means “right now”. You can use pay stubs to prove it. 

Thanks.

 

I am self-employed, I own a small restaurant.  How do I prove the income for that?

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18 minutes ago, catmonkey said:

Thanks.

 

I am self-employed, I own a small restaurant.  How do I prove the income for that?

Self employed use their tax return to prove yearly income. 


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On 1/27/2019 at 10:46 PM, JFH said:

It means “current”, which means “right now”. You can use pay stubs to prove it. 

Right now, as in 2019?

 

Which means I am to project my 2019 income?  

 

 

I doubt it.  Projecting a year's worth of income off of the first month of the year can be pretty inaccurate.   

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Current is most recent year according to instructions 

 

it goes on to say

You may include evidence supporting your claim about your expected income for the current year if you believe that submitting this evidence will help you establish ability to maintain sufficient income. You are not required to submit this evidence, however, unless specifically instructed to do so by a U.S. Government official. For example, you may include a recent letter from your employer, showing your employer’s address and telephone number, and indicating your annual salary. You may also provide pay stubs showing your income for the previous six months. If your claimed income includes alimony, child support, dividend or interest income, or income from any other source, you may also include evidence of that income. 

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For the self employed, current income comes from line 22 of a 2017 tax return.  It's a different line for 2018 but it's "total income" not to be confused with total revenue.  Essentially, it is the amount you paid taxes on.  For some, the number on that line will be negative, meaning they have less than zero income and do not qualify.

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