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USCIS strongly recommends to present original IRS tax return transcripts for the past 5 years at the interview. However, the transcripts are available only for last 3 years on the IRS website.

 

I wonder how could I prove that I filed taxes in the past 5 years if the transcripts for the earliest 2 years cannot be obtained from IRS? What normally naturalization applicants do in this situation?  Any advice?

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Submit a form request to the IRS, add a cover letter and they should give you the return transcripts.

 

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-4506-t

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23 hours ago, SorrowL said:

Submit a form request to the IRS, add a cover letter and they should give you the return transcripts.

 

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-4506-t

The way I read that form, the request seems limited to the last 3 years (just like it is online). Or am I missing something?


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2 minutes ago, N400NYC said:

The way I read that form, the request seems limited to the last 3 years (just like it is online). Or am I missing something?

“If you are requesting more than four years or periods, you must attach another Form 4506-T” as it says in the form, you can request more than 3 years back. Just file more than one form. Should be fine. If it’s not possible, the IRS will inform you and you can use that as evidence it’s not possible with USCIS.


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I just downloaded what looked like the next best thing for the prior 2 years, I think it was an irs tax account or something, and added those into the file with the transcripts for the most recent 3 years. They were fine with that. Seems most people don’t even get asked for them.

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On 2/2/2020 at 10:30 PM, SusieQQQ said:

I just downloaded what looked like the next best thing for the prior 2 years, I think it was an irs tax account or something, and added those into the file with the transcripts for the most recent 3 years. They were fine with that. Seems most people don’t even get asked for them.

Account Transcripts are available only for 4 recent years. So, tax information for one year is still missing.

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4 hours ago, carl14 said:

Account Transcripts are available only for 4 recent years. So, tax information for one year is still missing.

🤷‍♀️ I had 5 years of history. Maybe it’s showing you different to me, or maybe I remember the wrong category, but I definitely had 5 years with me, 3 of transcripts and 2 of...whatever else it was. I’m not going through the schlep of logging in again just to see.

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On 2/6/2020 at 7:26 PM, SusieQQQ said:

🤷‍♀️ I had 5 years of history. Maybe it’s showing you different to me, or maybe I remember the wrong category, but I definitely had 5 years with me, 3 of transcripts and 2 of...whatever else it was. I’m not going through the schlep of logging in again just to see.

Yes, that's what I saw as well. Was possible to get someting complete for the the most recent three years....something less complete for the 4th....

 

The only thing available for the 5th year was "W2 & Wage" statement or something like that. 

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CITIZENSHIP TIMELINE

4/2019: Submitted N400

5/2019: Biometrics (3 weeks)

2/2020: Interview (10 months)

3/2020: Oath & naturalization (11 months)

6/2020: Passport received (3 months)

Officially a U.S. Citizen! 

 

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On 2/6/2020 at 7:26 PM, SusieQQQ said:

🤷‍♀️ I had 5 years of history. Maybe it’s showing you different to me, or maybe I remember the wrong category, but I definitely had 5 years with me, 3 of transcripts and 2 of...whatever else it was. I’m not going through the schlep of logging in again just to see.

 

5 hours ago, N400NYC said:

Yes, that's what I saw as well. Was possible to get someting complete for the the most recent three years....something less complete for the 4th....

 

The only thing available for the 5th year was "W2 & Wage" statement or something like that. 

For me, it was 4 most recent tax returns if I clicked on transcripts for immigration purposes.

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