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US Citizen living abroad in the Dominican Republic since childhood. USC is planing to move to US soon after we send I130. She will establish domicile, already has a credit card, a good savings account in US (since many years ago), driver's license, has voted before. We will not be meeting the income line so we are planing on a joint sponsor.

 

Just looking for guidance around these final steps....

 

* Her sister will joint sponsor the petitioner (getting payed while on medical leave, meets the poverty line comfortably) she has lived her whole adulthood in the US, so i know she has all she needs.

* USC will only be able to establish domicile (will move with he joint sponsor), has never payed taxes, we plan on issuing an statement explaining she grew up here and she only knew about taxes in the DR, so she never filed or payed any US taxes.

 

Anything else we should take into account or consider?

 

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Axeldr said:

US Citizen living abroad in the Dominican Republic since childhood. USC is planing to move to US soon after we send I130. She will establish domicile, already has a credit card, a good savings account in US (since many years ago), driver's license, has voted before. We will not be meeting the income line so we are planing on a joint sponsor.

 

Just looking for guidance around these final steps....

 

* Her sister will joint sponsor the petitioner (getting payed while on medical leave, meets the poverty line comfortably) she has lived her whole adulthood in the US, so i know she has all she needs.

* USC will only be able to establish domicile (will move with he joint sponsor), has never payed taxes, we plan on issuing an statement explaining she grew up here and she only knew about taxes in the DR, so she never filed or payed any US taxes.

 

Anything else we should take into account or consider?

 

 

 

She needs to file tax return for the last 5 years    Ignorance of US tax filing laws will  not be an acceptable excuse. This must be corrected before completing the I864 even though the joint sponsor is needed 

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28 minutes ago, Axeldr said:

USC will only be able to establish domicile (will move with he joint sponsor), has never payed taxes, we plan on issuing an statement explaining she grew up here and she only knew about taxes in the DR, so she never filed or payed any US taxes.

Does she hold a US passport?  The law about overseas USCs filing/paying federal income tax is right in the back of the passport.

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4 minutes ago, Jorgedig said:

Does she hold a US passport?  The law about overseas USCs filing/paying federal income tax is right in the back of the passport.

Exactly:

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34 minutes ago, Axeldr said:

Her sister will joint sponsor the petitioner (getting payed while on medical leave, meets the poverty line comfortably) she has lived her whole adulthood in the US, so i know she has all she needs.

The joint sponsor is co-sponsoring the beneficiary, along with the petitioner.  The petitioner is always the primary sponsor.

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40 minutes ago, Axeldr said:

US Citizen living abroad in the Dominican Republic since childhood. USC is planing to move to US soon after we send I130.

Where will be the I-130 be filed? At the USCIS Santo Domingo field office? https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/international-offices/dominican-republic-uscis-santo-domingo-field-office

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4 minutes ago, HRQX said:

Yes. 

 

Hmmm i thought she didnt need to file taxes in her situation. Ok we will do what is needed, ill start researching how to get her up to date with the taxes.

 

Thank you for the insight, i guess that we should be able to fill them and pay what is needed.

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7 minutes ago, Axeldr said:

Yes. 

 

Hmmm i thought she didnt need to file taxes in her situation. Ok we will do what is needed, ill start researching how to get her up to date with the taxes.

 

Thank you for the insight, i guess that we should be able to fill them and pay what is needed.

This is why it is best to research and read as much as possible about the process.  It is complicated and expensive.

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7 hours ago, Axeldr said:

Yes. 

 

Hmmm i thought she didnt need to file taxes in her situation. Ok we will do what is needed, ill start researching how to get her up to date with the taxes.

 

Thank you for the insight, i guess that we should be able to fill them and pay what is needed.

She might NOT need to file.  It depends on whether her income meets the minimum filing threshold.  Do some homework.


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