Q: Will tax returns that I filed as single but am married since 2017 affect my husbands green card process?
I am a U.S citizen who is trying to get my husband a green card, We got married in 2017 and I have always filed my taxes single since then because I was told by the accountant that I didn’t need to do anything different since my husband did not live with me. Is this going to affect my husbands immigration process?
A: If you are married, you should be filing your federal tax returns as “married” and not as “single”. USCIS or the U.S. consulate can take the position that you are not in fact married based on your filed federal tax returns. Keep in mind that you will have to present your last tax return when you present the FORM I-864 with the NVC/U.S. consulate.
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