You should declare your income on your tax return. You cannot be barred adjustment of status for working without employment authorization. However, the fact that you worked and failed to pay income taxes can be grounds to deny your application as a matter of discretion. We have seen more and more immigration trial attorneys and/or immigration judges requiring proof that income tax returns were filed.
You should consult a CPA or tax attorney regarding the actual filing of the taxes. You may be able to use the social security number previously issued to you or you will need to obtain a taxpayer identification number. Your alien number is not sufficient for tax purposes. You should also file jointly with your husband, if possible, or at the very least file married filing separately.
File married filing jointly and you should be able to do so by obtaining a tax ID number. Your accountant can help you.
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For tax returns you need either an Social Security Numbir or an ITIN.
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