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Do I need to have joint tax returns with spouse to file for Naturalization

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Hi all,

 

I am a 10-year GC holder, immigrated to the US on a fiancee visa in 2018 and looking to apply for naturalization in the fall. I was looking at the list of evidence that is needed to submit the application, and it appears that we need to submit tax returns for the past 3 years to show evidence of continued marriage. In the first year of marriage my spouse and I did not file our taxes jointly. Would that affect our chances of getting the application approved/should I wait to file until next spring when we have 3 total joint tax returns? Thanks in advance!

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5 hours ago, m1elecita said:

Hi all,

 

I am a 10-year GC holder, immigrated to the US on a fiancee visa in 2018 and looking to apply for naturalization in the fall. I was looking at the list of evidence that is needed to submit the application, and it appears that we need to submit tax returns for the past 3 years to show evidence of continued marriage. In the first year of marriage my spouse and I did not file our taxes jointly. Would that affect our chances of getting the application approved/should I wait to file until next spring when we have 3 total joint tax returns? Thanks in advance!

Tax returns are for evidence you didnt skip out on filing taxes which makes any immigration step DOA until it gets fixed.

 

Your application is based on ongoing marriage, if you have shared address and shared assets for the three years how you tax-filed makes no difference one way or the other.  It’s the box you checked -“married” that makes the difference.  “Married filingg separately” or “married filing jointly” doesn’t matter at all.

If your returns have different addresses?  Flag

If one of you filed single?  Flag

 

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2 hours ago, Nitas_man said:

Tax returns are for evidence you didnt skip out on filing taxes which makes any immigration step DOA until it gets fixed.

 

Your application is based on ongoing marriage, if you have shared address and shared assets for the three years how you tax-filed makes no difference one way or the other.  It’s the box you checked -“married” that makes the difference.  “Married filingg separately” or “married filing jointly” doesn’t matter at all.

If your returns have different addresses?  Flag

If one of you filed single?  Flag

 

thank you so much that was super helpful!!

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