I am filling out the I-864 Affidavit of Support for my husband's immigration application. For part 6 question 19 they ask for your total income listed on your 1040 for the 3 most recent years. One year I had to file a 1040X adjustment so I don't know what value to put in - the 1040 or 1040X.
I would seek the advice of an experienced immigration attorney. There is much more to immigration law than simply filling out forms and if this is giving you some confusion, their may be many additional issues you are overlooking.
Use the income amount from your 2015 US federal tax return only - you do not need 3 years. Contact a US immigration attorney for assistance.
It is important that you follow the instructions carefully and accurately answer each question on every form. Generally USCIS wants to know your income for each year and the instructions describe what constitutes income for purposes of the I-864. Given your confusion, you would be best served to have an immigration attorney prepare and file all the forms and supporting documentation for you and your husband. Best wishes.
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You would want to use the total income figure on the 1040 (or 1040X) for the given tax year. If there is some discrepancy (or a return was not filed) during a given tax year, we usually assist our clients in preparing a written explanation or sworn statement for clarification. However, as everyone else has suggested, it is important to seek the advice of qualified immigration counsel first to evaluate your specific facts and circumstances.
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