I just got an RFE about my wife's IRS tax return. Her father is our co-sponsor because she is a university student.
On the form i-864 we did not check the not required part for her.
We did not file a written explanation why she does not have a tax transcript.
The text of the RFE was:
What do you need to do:
If you were not required to file a Federal income tax return under U.S. tax law for any other reason, attach a typed or printed explanation including evidence of the
exemption and how you are subject to it. Residence outside of the United States does not exempt U.S. citizens or lawful
permanent residents from filing a U.S. Federal income tax return. See Filing Requirements in the IRS Form 1040 Filing
Instructions to determine whether you were required to file.
So what do i need to file?
i have 3 things in mind:
1. Do i have to redo the form and check that box on hers?
2. Is there any explanation sample i can use to copy?
3. I find out the you can ask for a non-filer transcript also. Should we get that too? Link to the non filer thing.
(also since that's all the info they sent i am not sure of this is the only problem they have- what if something wrong with hes dad's one too)
Thanks for your help