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Should I be filing US taxes for my world income for 2018?

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Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me out. I moved to the US from Canada on a K-1 Visa on November 24, 2018, I filed for and received my SSN in January 2019, I got married on February 13th, 2019, and filed for my AOS on April 04, 2019. I have not worked or made any income since October 31, 2018, so I assumed I didn't need to file any US taxes because I haven't worked here and haven't earned any income yet for 2018. I filed my Canadian taxes for 2018, and am currently filling out my Determination of Residency Status (Leaving Canada) form, and I came across a section that asks "Are you subject to income tax in that country on your world income?" and I was questioning whether or not I should check "yes", so after reading up about it, I started learning that the US does require you to file your world income if you are a resident, but I'm wondering if it applies to me since I don't have a green card yet and came on a K1 visa in 2018? I'm worrying now because it's past the April 15th deadline to file, and if I was supposed to file US taxes for the amount I made in Canada in 2018 and I haven't what it could possibly mean for my status, and what I can do about this. If anyone has had a similar experience and knows any info it would be greatly appreciated! 

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52 minutes ago, Jennifer4489 said:

Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me out. I moved to the US from Canada on a K-1 Visa on November 24, 2018, I filed for and received my SSN in January 2019, I got married on February 13th, 2019, and filed for my AOS on April 04, 2019. I have not worked or made any income since October 31, 2018, so I assumed I didn't need to file any US taxes because I haven't worked here and haven't earned any income yet for 2018. I filed my Canadian taxes for 2018, and am currently filling out my Determination of Residency Status (Leaving Canada) form, and I came across a section that asks "Are you subject to income tax in that country on your world income?" and I was questioning whether or not I should check "yes", so after reading up about it, I started learning that the US does require you to file your world income if you are a resident, but I'm wondering if it applies to me since I don't have a green card yet and came on a K1 visa in 2018? I'm worrying now because it's past the April 15th deadline to file, and if I was supposed to file US taxes for the amount I made in Canada in 2018 and I haven't what it could possibly mean for my status, and what I can do about this. If anyone has had a similar experience and knows any info it would be greatly appreciated! 

the filing of taxes would not apply to you, you would only need to file the taxes in Canada not in the USA.

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My husband filed his 2018 taxes as single because we hadn't married until February 2019. I guess I am mostly confused about if I was considered a resident or not in 2018 for the 37 days I was living here on a K1 visa of that year. 

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34 minutes ago, Jennifer4489 said:

My husband filed his 2018 taxes as single because we hadn't married until February 2019. I guess I am mostly confused about if I was considered a resident or not in 2018 for the 37 days I was living here on a K1 visa of that year. 

You were not a resident for tax purposes in 2018. You have to pass the greencard test OR physical presence test and you pass neither for tax year 2018. I think for the purpose of the leaving Canada form you do tell them that you are subject to US tax on world income because for 2019 tax year you are.

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