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    I know during the interview they will ask for proof that you have paid taxes for 3 years past... It is a work related interview... (I485 adjust status) I am only 20 years old, Graduated high school in 2002... have only worked part time summer 2002 till 2003... I never claimed taxes because never thought I made enough... what should I do??

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    I know during the interview they will ask for proof that you have paid taxes for 3 years past... It is a work related interview... (I485 adjust status) I am only 20 years old, Graduated high school in 2002... have only worked part time summer 2002 till 2003... I never claimed taxes because never thought I made enough... what should I do??

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    • #3
      Hi

      If you have w2 forms from 2002 and you will have for 2003 . Just file your tax returns now for 2002 or file it at the same time when you file for 2003. This way you have 2 returns to bring for interview. Not a big deal. Who knows you may get money back if there was any withheld. Use 104EZ or 1040 which ever is easier for you to use.

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      • #4
        I dont have any W2's and must of misplaced them... my interview is in 10 days... And really worried... Ive only had part time jobs like i said making minimum wage... I graduated from high school in 2002... I started working full time in june 2003... And i wont be able to claim my taxes for 2003 untill a couple months... What am i to do? Thank you for your responce... Any other answears will be greatly appreciate it.

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        • #5
          Even if you make next to nothing, you should always file your taxes. You may want to file late taxes for the time you've worked (even if it was a short time and/or minimum wage).

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          • #6
            Swt

            YOu are not being responsible about this tax thing. It is an important part of the process in the years to come. Start being diligent about this in the future Now for 2002, See if you have a local IRS office that will give u a transcript report for 2002. then file your taxes 1040EZ for tax year 2002. You have time. For 2003, get a statement of employment and wages from your employer.

            Now get cracking on this ... there is not much time before the interview. I suggest you look a little harder for those w2 s Im sure you did not throw them out.

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            • #7
              Should I go to my old employer and request old W2's? Would they still have them?

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              • #8
                Swt

                yes. Your employer will have a copy. its ok if they make copy of Employer copy D for you, as time is of concern here. Please explain the situation that you need for interview in 10 days.

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                • #9
                  I am new here. Forgive me for my forwardness but if this was my case I would need to have more background. Why are you adjusting status? What is your current status and how is it that you have been working if you still need to adjust status? Something does not fit here.

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                  • #10
                    Well let me help you out here, since your new, the talk of an amnesty brings out the fact that in order to qualify you needed to file tax returns, well guess what ??? 90 % here do not , would not unless it benefits them in the end , Thus the question !!!! How do I get in line to S.C.R.E.W. the U.S.C. !!!After all with RIGHTS come responsibility, but only take responsibility when it will benefit me !!!! Otherwise I am illegal and am not held to those finical obligations!!!! I DIDN'T KNOW is a good reason!!!!Well you didn't take the time to enter country legally so I am not surprized , HMMM when will you learn ? NEVER! always I did not known ? Money grows on trees here and that is who I thought paided for all I see here !!!

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                    • #11
                      Hello Ilovelaw

                      Dont worry about being forward. Welcome to the board. There was enough information given from Swt to give a response to her question. The questions you are bringing up are NOT relevant to the information that Swt has asked of us.

                      I am sure that you know that EAD is issued in many many cases while person is waiting for I485 Aos interview? (Standard Practice in many states)
                      But in anyway, these are valid questions that you have and Im sure Swt will be happy to answer you on these.

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                      • #12
                        Well, I have work authorization so I am not working illegaly... My mother is being sponcered by her work, that is how we are getting gc... What if I just tell them in the interview I didnt work till mid-2003?? That would mean I was jobless from when I graudated school in 2002 till lets say may-june?

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                        • #13
                          Thank you for the welcome 4now.

                          I beg to differ. Information about current status can sometimes be very important when examining the effect of tax evasion. What may be particularly relevant are the circumstances under which this person was brought to this country and what has happened to her since (i.e. her status since arriving in the U.S.).

                          I am usually reluctant to proffer any sort of advice until I have enough background information. Perhaps this sort of email exchange is not conducive to such? If so, I am afraid I will not be much help here because I refuse to offer guidance without proper information.

                          Yes, her current status may be irrelevant but that will depend on what her status is.

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                          • #14
                            in some cases, if you can prove that there was a good reason for you not to file taxes, you don't have to produce tax returns for the last three years. As for the good reason -- I cannot help you with that.

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                            • #15
                              You all seem to be getting this person all worked up for nothing. I didn't file taxes in 2000 because I was a student and only worked part time. No biggie. You just need to write a statement that explains that you did not file because you were not required to do so. Explain why you were not required to do so, and to be on the safe side check the law at www.ins.gov for the requirements to make sure you were actually below them, and yes, do get a copy of the W-2s from your employer. Ask them to fax or email them, so you can be sure that your income was actually below the INS guidelines in your explanation. Then attach a copy of them to your explanation.

                              I wouldn't sweat it too much. I actually didn't have my W-2s and didn't know how much I made, but just explained that I only worked part-time while going to school and was under that requirements for not filing, and I had no problem.

                              If if turns out you actually were required to file them, do so quickly. You can do it online (check INS.gov for free sites) so that you can show proof of filing. Bring a copy of the completed form with your signature to your interview.

                              Whatever you do, DO NOT LIE ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT YOU WORKED. This is something that they can verify, and it could cause many more headaches for you than making a few phone calls to get your W-2s.

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