On Oct 28, 12:08 am, gerry.casa...@... wrote:
> Hi All,
> I imagine that my situation is quite common, yet it is not addressed
> clearly in the I-864 instructions. So I was hoping that somebody here
> could help me.
> My sister is going to be my joint sponsor in petitioning my wife.
> Sis' income alone is sufficient to satisfy the >125% of the federal
> poverty level rule. So there is no need to include her husband's
> income. However, they file their taxes jointly. Now, the 1040 form
> doesn't breakdown whose income is whose. I suppose that's why they
> require the copies of the W2s.
> When you get to #25 on the I-864, you encounter this confusing bit:
> "My total income as reported on my Federal tax returns...was:
> OK, so what do you put here? I see two possibilities.
> 1.) amount from sister's W2s
> 2.) combined income from sister and her husband as shown on the 1040
> (in which case the form processors would have to determine her
> contribution by looking at her W2s)
> So, which one is it? My gut (which is pretty big but not very smart)
> is telling me choice 1.
> Or is it something else entirely?
> Thanks for your help!