Philadelphia, PA asked in Immigration Law for Pennsylvania

Q: Husband didn't file taxes for recent yr. Got transcripts for 2014 and '15. Can we show pay stubs from his job for recent

I'm filling out the i864 now and I'm really confused on what to do. He just never filed taxes this yr. said he didn't want to. Idk about this tax situation to give an input so I just left it alone. He makes enough to support us ( me and 2 kids) but how do we prove that? His current job pays well. Transcripts that we obtained however for 2014 and '15 show a much lower figure bcuz he didn't make that much then. How will this affect us? Do we need a joint sponsor then? We don't have many options for that either.

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Matthew J Hartnett
Matthew J Hartnett
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Collingswood, NJ
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: If he is working, he has to file taxes. There is really no way around that unless he has no income. If he didn't have an income for 2016, in theory he wouldn't need to file, but yes, you would still need a joint sponsor (assuming your husband is a US citizen and filing for you).

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