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I-864 tax documentation question

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Good afternoon VJ!
 
I'm currently filling out the I-864 to adjust status of my wife, and have a quick question-
 
Part 6, question 24a/b/c
I'm currently making well over the minimum income level, so I don't feel it necessary to submit three years of taxes, just the most recent year which is required, and entered the info into box 24a. If I am not submitting the second and third most recent years tax returns, am I still required to enter my income for those years in 24b and 24c? I made plenty of money, but was overseas, and was able to claim the foreign earned income exclusion (which due to that shows I made like 3k in 2016 instead of 103k). Just trying to make sure I give them what they need without confusing anything.
 
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Yes, the income for all 3 years is required. The return for only the most recent year is required.


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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2 hours ago, geowrian said:

Yes, the income for all 3 years is required. The return for only the most recent year is required.

Ah, in that case I might as well include the tax returns so they don't think I only made 3k for a few years......Thanks!

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22 hours ago, geowrian said:

Yes, the income for all 3 years is required. The return for only the most recent year is required.

Do you think I should add a note on the additional page mentioning that 2016 and 2017 income looks low because I was able to claim the foreign earned income exemption?  I've included the paperwork with the tax returns I'm sending them, but would that note help them figure it out?

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1 hour ago, NihonJim said:

Do you think I should add a note on the additional page mentioning that 2016 and 2017 income looks low because I was able to claim the foreign earned income exemption?  I've included the paperwork with the tax returns I'm sending them, but would that note help them figure it out?

I don't think it's necessary.


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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