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I-134 (rideshare drivers)

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I have a primary job that ii work through that is $48k/year. 

I drove for Lyft in the past and it shows on my 2018 and 2017 returns, that was around 2-5k per year, (not a lot of driving, paid the taxes)

This year I decided to ditch Lyft and start Uber,  so that obviously wouldn't show on any returns.  Would I provide their pay-statement things instead of tax returns?

 

This might be a dumb question,  I plan to receive W2's, 1 month of pay stubs (2), and a letter from my employer for income earned and benefits available and years employed (2.5).

I don't want to show 2017 tax return as I got a 8.5k federal refund on that (I always claim 0 at work, but claimed my 2 kids on my return, AOC credit, and qualified for EIC, always have HR block do my taxes).  I'm worried what they do if seeing a large refund like that.

 

also including this, do I need to show bank statements? 


NOTE: Black & Bold = Visa Related

 

02/16/2018: Met online on a mobile game called Guns of Glory

04/10/2018: Decided to try a long distance relationship.

05/06/2018: Flew to Mexico to meet!! (5 days)

07/16/2018: Flew down for her birthday on the 18th! (10 days)

07/18/2018: Proposed. (Happy birthday amor!)

09/23/2018: Flew down for a 5 day visit. (5 days)

10/03/2018: I129f sent

10/05/2018: NOA1

11/19/2018: Flew down for 21 day visit and met her parents (21 days)

02/11/2019: 5 day visit to spend the 14th together! (5 days)

02/26/2019: NOA2 

03/19/2019: NVC received

03/22/2019: NVC case # assigned

04/02/2019: Consulate received

04/21/2019: Flew down for 4 day visit (4 days)

07/01/2019: 4 day visit planned

 

08/21/2019: Medical

08/22/2019: ASC

08/28/2019: Interview

 

Total time spent together before interview: 50 days (still counting)

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8 minutes ago, Russel1995 said:

Would I provide their pay-statement things instead of tax returns? 

Nope. You have no current income from them so there's nothing to claim or show evidence of.

 

9 minutes ago, Russel1995 said:

I don't want to show 2017 tax return as I got a 8.5k federal refund on that (I always claim 0 at work, but claimed my 2 kids on my return, AOC credit, and qualified for EIC, always have HR block do my taxes).  I'm worried what they do if seeing a large refund like that.

I don't see a reason for you needing to provide the 2017 return. It doesn't appear to do anything for you. You can use the 2018 return fine.

When you get to the I-864 for AOS, you will need to provide the income number from that, but that's it.

That said, the amount you get in a refund isn't a factor in their decision. So it wouldn't have hurt you anyway.


Timelines:

Spoiler

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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1 minute ago, geowrian said:

 

That said, the amount you get in a refund isn't a factor in their decision. So it wouldn't have hurt you anyway.

Thanks for this information!!

 

 


NOTE: Black & Bold = Visa Related

 

02/16/2018: Met online on a mobile game called Guns of Glory

04/10/2018: Decided to try a long distance relationship.

05/06/2018: Flew to Mexico to meet!! (5 days)

07/16/2018: Flew down for her birthday on the 18th! (10 days)

07/18/2018: Proposed. (Happy birthday amor!)

09/23/2018: Flew down for a 5 day visit. (5 days)

10/03/2018: I129f sent

10/05/2018: NOA1

11/19/2018: Flew down for 21 day visit and met her parents (21 days)

02/11/2019: 5 day visit to spend the 14th together! (5 days)

02/26/2019: NOA2 

03/19/2019: NVC received

03/22/2019: NVC case # assigned

04/02/2019: Consulate received

04/21/2019: Flew down for 4 day visit (4 days)

07/01/2019: 4 day visit planned

 

08/21/2019: Medical

08/22/2019: ASC

08/28/2019: Interview

 

Total time spent together before interview: 50 days (still counting)

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On a side note the size of your refund does not matter.  Wearing my accountant hat I would rather you claim what you are legally entitled to with tax withholding (Federal W4 form) and sock that money into a 401k, saving account, money market fund, etc.  The US federal government loves you as they received an interest free loan all year from you!

 

Also look into something like turbo tax or one of the other online tax filing services.  Will save you some money vs going to H&R Block.  

 

Just my two cents!

 

 

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