If I have a payment plan with the IRS for back taxes, will I be denied citizenship?

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If I have a payment plan with the IRS for back taxes, will I be denied citizenship?

It was sent to the USCIS with my N400 for naturalization. I have not always made my payments on time or paid the complete amounts, but have paid every month. This is due to illness and as a result financial hardship.

Asked on November 2, 2011 under Immigration Law, Texas

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SB, Member, California / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

As long as you are filing your income tax returns in a timely manner and are making payments as per your payment plan, that in and of itself should not affect the outcome of your citizenship application.  You should bring with you to the interview proof of your filings etc if you want to ensure that this information is correctly reflected in your immigration file.


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