I am the intending immigrant and my wife the sponsor. We file our taxes jointly every year. Her individual income meets the 125% of HHS Poverty Guidelines, hence no need to include my salary. However for Part 6. 24 (a, b, and c) it requires the adjusted gross income from our tax return, which reflects both our salaries. So is it okay to use collective income seeing that my salary was not declared in the I-864?
This is not a tax law question. I am changing the category of our question to "Immigration" so you will get more responses.
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