A few weeks ago, I went to my citizenship appointment. The officer said that he could not make a decision and that he would bump it up to his supervisor. I just a received letter from USCIS asking for my W-2 forms. I did not submit these because I never got one from my employer as I made less than $600 in one year as a consultant and my employer said that they were not legally obligated to send a w-2 or 1099 for less than 600. I also did not file taxes on these because I was told by my tax advisor that I didnt need to because it was under 600 USD. I don't work anywhere else. I have printouts of my checks and I will send it to them, but could this be an issue that they would deny me citizenship as I had intentions to file but was told not to?
taxes are important for citizenship as they may be evidence of your "character". You should certainly seek assistance from a qualified tax adviser if you believe your taxes are accurately filed (in the way of a signed letter from a tax adviser confirming this). Also, you should seek assistance from an immigration attorney to handle the issue.
P.S. See my recent blog post on this very topic: www.swagatusa.com/blog
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Did you fail to file required taxes? Did you lie to USCIS? This is why they are requesting this info, but it is hard to speculate. I would hire a lawyer as USCIs is digging into your case
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