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Q: Does Pandemic Unemployment Income Qualify to be listed as part of adjusted gross income on I-864 Part 6. Line 24.a.b.c.?

In addition to the above question: Most Recent Tax Year refers to 2022, 2nd most recent 2021, 3rd most recent 2020, correct?

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A: For the I-864, Affidavit of Support, unemployment income, including Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), is generally considered as part of your total income and would be part of your adjusted gross income (AGI) as it's reported on your federal tax return. Therefore, it can be listed on Part 6, Line 24.a.b.c. of the I-864 form. As for the tax years: yes, if you're referencing the year 2023, then the "Most Recent Tax Year" would be 2022, the "2nd Most Recent" would be 2021, and the "3rd Most Recent" would be 2020.

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