My husband just arrived the US on Dec 2008 and has a green card. I am a US citizen & we've been married for 12 yrs.
Due to the recession here & difficulty in finding a decent job, my husband went back to his home country (Philippines) on June 2009 as there are better opportunities for him there.
Last year we filed our taxes jointly & we still plan to do so for the next tax season. We are aware that to keep his green card, he has to continue paying taxes.
My question is, how long can he stay outside the US? Some people say 6 months, some 1 year (beyond 1 year requires a re-entry permit).
And given that my permanent resident husband gets employed in the Philippines, will that make him lose his green card even if I continuously file taxes jointly here in the US?