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New Green Card Laws for 2020? - Declaring Immigrant Status on Tax Return

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Hello All,

 

What are these articles talking about (New laws for Green Card holders for 2020)?  How do you declare that you are an immigrant on your tax return?

 

I'm a Green Card Holder (Lawful Permanent Resident) and have not come across this question (declaring immigration status) when filing taxes in previous years.  Has this question been added for 2019 tax return?

 

https://www.williamsgloballaw.com/post/2020/02/13/new-laws-for-green-card-holders-to-take-effect-in-2020

https://www.nbc-2.com/story/41563323/new-green-card-laws-2020

https://godoyolivieri.com/new-green-card-rules/

 

"Failing to admit you’re an immigrant on your tax returns or failing to report some of your income could get you deported"  <-- ???

 

 

 

 

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I am not aware of the IRS form 1040 requiring anyone to put down their immigration status, but one is supposed to claim their entire worldwide income when filing US taxes which is what this new rule sounds like. As to the other two “new” rules, are these truly new?  Just search VJ for “green card abandonment” and you will find multiple threads on this topic due to extended stays of an LPR outside of the US.


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3 hours ago, JeanneAdil said:

If you check the difference between 2018 and 2019 form 1040,  under name and address 2019 says foreign country name, providence and postal code

this is the change

I did notice that, but it would impact both LPRs and USCs.


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13 hours ago, JeanneAdil said:

If you check the difference between 2018 and 2019 form 1040,  under name and address 2019 says foreign country name, providence and postal code

this is the change

 

9 hours ago, Dashinka said:

I did notice that, but it would impact both LPRs and USCs.

 

That is not the answer to the OP about a new law.  That is a line only filled in if your address is foreign, as in a USC living and working in a foreign country who files from his foreign address.

 

Foreign Address 
If you have a foreign address, enter the city name on the appropriate line. Don’t enter any other information on that line, but also complete the spaces below that line. Don’t abbreviate the country name. Follow the country’s practice for enter- ing the postal code and the name of the province, county, or state.

 

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16 hours ago, kands07 said:

Failing to admit you’re an immigrant on your tax returns or failing to report some of your income could get you deported"  <-- ???

I consider that fake news. One news reporter picks up something But doesn’t quite understand immigration  and down the line, other new sources repeat it. There is nothing on your 2019 tax return asking you to report your immigration status. 
 

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16 hours ago, kands07 said:

Hello All,

 

What are these articles talking about (New laws for Green Card holders for 2020)?  How do you declare that you are an immigrant on your tax return?

 

I'm a Green Card Holder (Lawful Permanent Resident) and have not come across this question (declaring immigration status) when filing taxes in previous years.  Has this question been added for 2019 tax return?

 

https://www.williamsgloballaw.com/post/2020/02/13/new-laws-for-green-card-holders-to-take-effect-in-2020

https://www.nbc-2.com/story/41563323/new-green-card-laws-2020

https://godoyolivieri.com/new-green-card-rules/

 

"Failing to admit you’re an immigrant on your tax returns or failing to report some of your income could get you deported"  <-- ???

 

 

 

 

Selective service registration has always been in place for men 18-25

 

Extended stays outside the US have always been a risk for being  assessed as having abandoned your LPR status. 
 

Nothing new here ... 

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14 hours ago, Wuozopo said:

 

 

That is not the answer to the OP about a new law.  That is a line only filled in if your address is foreign, as in a USC living and working in a foreign country who files from his foreign address.

 

Foreign Address 
If you have a foreign address, enter the city name on the appropriate line. Don’t enter any other information on that line, but also complete the spaces below that line. Don’t abbreviate the country name. Follow the country’s practice for enter- ing the postal code and the name of the province, county, or state.

 

I do taxes for senior citizens each spring and it was explained to us that "if either had a foreign address to add it in this area"  the USC address for the other would be above under the US address.  IRS would know from the W7 (or already established ITIN or blank space) that the spouse was the one with the foreign address.

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