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I’ve been a perm resident US citizen spouse for 3 years, but I owe income
taxes. Will my citizenship request be denied?
Asked on October 15, 2017 under Immigration Law, California
SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 3 years ago | Contributor
If you owe taxes but have not taken any steps to start repayment, it would probably be best for you to first get that taken care of before you apply for naturalization. Assuming you are eligible to apply for naturalization after 3 years because you are married to a US citizen, you should first contact a tax professional to get the tax situation cleared up.
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