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Hi. For Immigration applications (like the Green Card application), what is supposed to be provided as far as the documentation in regards ***** ***** taxes? Is it a COPY of the tax return from the prior year? Or what?Thank you.
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It depends entirely on which form you are filing.

You said "like the green card application;" is that what you are filing?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
The beneficiary will be having two joint sponsors. Its two part question:
1. So is each of the joint sponsors need to complete I-864 Affidavit and provide COPY of most return federal income tax return?
2. And then wife, who is US Citizen original sponsor, she had her mom file and she was in the return as a "dependent" because she was not working and so did not file taxes. Is that sufficient to provide the mom's income tax return since wife not working and was claimed as dependent?

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QUESTION 1: So is each of the joint sponsors need to complete I-864 Affidavit and provide COPY of most return federal income tax return?

ANSWER: Yes.

QUESTION 2: And then wife, who is US Citizen original sponsor, she had her mom file and she was on the return as a "dependent" because she was not working and so did not file taxes. Is that sufficient to provide the mom's income tax return since wife not working and was claimed as a dependent?

ANSWER: If she filed a tax return for herself that shows zero income, then she provides a copy of that. If she did not file a tax return because she had no income, then she simply provides the I-864 with the income information. In an attachment to the I-864, she will explain that she had no income and therefore was not required to file a return. She should not provide her mother's return for her own I-864 UNLESS she is asked by the USCIS to provide evidence of no income.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
OK thank you so much I will give 5 stars but to clarify:When you say "attachment to the I-864, she will explain that she had no income and therefore was not required to file a return."---What does this statement need to look like? Does this work:
My name is ***** ***** am the US Citizen wife of the applicant ____. In the year 2016, I did not have income and therefore was not required to file a return.Sincerely,
_____Does that work?

Yes, that is fine.

Note that if she had an income two years prior, then she should include that information in the form of copies of her tax returns. If she did not, then she should explain that she had no income in those years either.

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