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Can I file for citizenship while I owe back CA state taxes.

Fremont, CA |

My pay check has been garnished by the state for monthly payment,is garnishment considered as a payment plane?is garnishment bad as a prove of paying back what I owe??

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You should have an attorney review your case before you file for naturalization. This is essential. Generally, however, if you are on a payment plan and working to pay your taxes you will be able to file for naturalization. However, you must have a full review of your situation with a qualified and experienced immigration attorney.


I agree, you may be allowed to file for citizenship, but your application will not be quick and it will require very careful preparation even if you are qualified.



You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts and advise you accordingly.

J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice, as not all the facts are known. You should retain an attorney to review all the facts specific to your case in order to receive advise specific to your case. The statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.


No, you need to be current with the taxes. Consult an immigration attorney in CA.

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