What is Form 942?
Form 942 is the official document of the US Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Following are some important points to know about the IRS Form 942:
- It is utilized as a request form for the purpose of reducing the filing fee for the Application of Naturalization (N-400).
- The reduced fee is applied if the annual documented information of the applicant in terms of household income is 150 to 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, at the time an employee files it.
- Moreover, the federal Poverty Guidelines can be obtained in Form I-942p Income Guidelines for Reduced Fees
- However, if an employee qualifies for the reduced fees, the biometric fees are to be paid in full
- Multiple members of the same family may apply for the fee reduction on Form 942, who are applying for Naturalization
- With form 942, the Application of Naturalization on N-400 is a must-submit
- Form 942 is different from the request for a fee waiver application
- The fees waiver application is applied when the household income is too low that is below 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
- The fee waiver application is applied on Form I-912
What information is needed for filing Form 942?
Following is the information an employee must know when filing Form 942:
- Household income documented (each household member)
- The annual income of the Applicant
- Employment Status
- Financial support or additional income, if any
- The total number of persons in the household counted
- The signature
How can an employee get the Naturalization fee waiver?
An employee can get the Naturalization fee waiver if the household income of an employee is lower than 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
What is more, the USCIS looks into the fee waiver requests of the workers and evaluates whether an employee falls within one of the three conditions mentioned below or otherwise:
- An employee or the applicant or a qualified household member is the receiver of the means-tested benefit (income and /or resource determination of eligibility and/or the amount of benefit)
- The employee or the applicant demonstrates the household income is at the level which is less than 150 percent of the federal Poverty Guidelines
- The employee or the applicant is faced with financial problems like emergent unexpected medical bills, or emergencies, which prevented the applicant from submitting the fees
Note: the submission must be made with the supporting documents.