In the last 4 years prior to filing for naturalization, I have had only one trip abroad for 30 days. But in 2012 (5th year) I had four total trips abroad - two trips lasting around 150 days each, one trip for 13 days, and another for 50 days. This is because I was working on establishing my company's Asia sales & support office between 2010 and Jan 2013 - a temporary assignment as the Sales Director for India & South Asia. Between 2010 and 2012 I had multiple such trips, but never over 6 months. To be on the safe side and on advice of our immigration attorney at that time, I applied for a Reentry Permit by filing I-131 to cover all the travel from 2010 to Jan 2013. I maintained my US residence (a home I own in CA) as well as paid taxes (I was getting paid in the US) as a resident.
Assuming each trip was under 6 months and you have spent at least half of the last 5 years (2012-2017) (and you are otherwise eligible), you should be statutorily eligible for naturalization. The topic of your extensive travels in those years (partially outside/within the 5-year period) may come up during the interview. Instead of submitting those documents (tax transcripts, etc.) upfront with the application, I'd have those ready at the interview just in case the topic ever comes up.
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You indicate you had a US immigration attorney - contact them about your filing strategy.
You will have to disclose all trips outside the U.S. of over 24 hours in the last 5 years. So please consult an experienced and licensed immigration attorney before starting any immigration application.
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