Does Owing taxes to IRS affect my Green Card Process in any way ?
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Owing taxes and having some arrangements for a payment plan, no. Not filing taxes will create a statutory impediment.
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It shouldn't. There is no provision in the law that makes you inadmissible as an immigrant for failing to pay back taxes. However, it could become an issue when you apply for naturalization unless you pay it off or show that you have an agreement with the IRS to pay it.
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If you can begin a payment plan and show proof of adhering, there is likely no problem. Hire a competent tax attorney and get the taxes straightened out first.
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Likely it won't hamper your application. There is no legal preclusion to LPR status if you owe back taxes. However, adjusting status is discretionary. USCIS is not required to grant your application. Therefore you may want to ensure you have a payment plan in place (if necessary) and some payments made before filing. And you may want representation for the process also to ensure your case is received in the light most favorable to you.