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djfe4president
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Quick and Serious Question

Postby djfe4president » Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:51 pm

I am still in undergrad and dependent on my mother who makes less than 20k a year. I know I am eligible for need based aid but my question is on NeedAccess forms.

I am wondering do I still need to file taxes to get the receive aid. I have never filed before and I had initially put I would not file on the need access form. Is this the correct thing to do in my situation?

Thanks in advance for your responses.

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NZA
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Re: Quick and Serious Question

Postby NZA » Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:26 pm

I'm confused...you don't make any money? You receive literally no income from a job? :| No 1040 for 2010?

If you aren't filing taxes, then yes, you made the right choice. Some law schools have a separate "non-filing" form that you need to fill out, though.

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Re: Quick and Serious Question

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:34 pm

NZA wrote:I'm confused...you don't make any money? You receive literally no income from a job? :| No 1040 for 2010?

If you aren't filing taxes, then yes, you made the right choice. Some law schools have a separate "non-filing" form that you need to fill out, though.


Plenty of people float through high school and undergrad without ever having worked enough to file taxes. I don't remember what the income requirement is, but it's possible to have a crap summer job that doesn't meet it.

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Re: Quick and Serious Question

Postby NZA » Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:37 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
NZA wrote:I'm confused...you don't make any money? You receive literally no income from a job? :| No 1040 for 2010?

If you aren't filing taxes, then yes, you made the right choice. Some law schools have a separate "non-filing" form that you need to fill out, though.


Plenty of people float through high school and undergrad without ever having worked enough to file taxes. I don't remember what the income requirement is, but it's possible to have a crap summer job that doesn't meet it.


The cutoff is $400.00, I believe.

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Re: Quick and Serious Question

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:49 pm

NZA wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
NZA wrote:I'm confused...you don't make any money? You receive literally no income from a job? :| No 1040 for 2010?

If you aren't filing taxes, then yes, you made the right choice. Some law schools have a separate "non-filing" form that you need to fill out, though.


Plenty of people float through high school and undergrad without ever having worked enough to file taxes. I don't remember what the income requirement is, but it's possible to have a crap summer job that doesn't meet it.


The cutoff is $400.00, I believe.


Not even close. If he/she can be claimed as a dependent, the cutoff is $5700 (for earned income).
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Re: Quick and Serious Question

Postby NZA » Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:55 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
NZA wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
NZA wrote:I'm confused...you don't make any money? You receive literally no income from a job? :| No 1040 for 2010?

If you aren't filing taxes, then yes, you made the right choice. Some law schools have a separate "non-filing" form that you need to fill out, though.


Plenty of people float through high school and undergrad without ever having worked enough to file taxes. I don't remember what the income requirement is, but it's possible to have a crap summer job that doesn't meet it.


The cutoff is $400.00, I believe.


Not even close. If he/she can be claimed as a dependent, the cutoff is $5700 (for earned income).
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JK, I was looking at self-employment.

http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/ ... 23,00.html

If you follow this, it looks like if you're single and under 65 and no one can claim you as a dependent, you're looking at being a non-filer if you made less than $9,350 or something.

Still, I feel like this guy is probably being claimed as a dependent, so your figure of $5,700 is right.

Of course, I still think someone who gets any paycheck and is older than 18 is probably going to pay some income tax and will file to get a refund.

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Re: Quick and Serious Question

Postby northwood » Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:58 pm

djfe4president wrote:I am still in undergrad and dependent on my mother who makes less than 20k a year. I know I am eligible for need based aid but my question is on NeedAccess forms.

I am wondering do I still need to file taxes to get the receive aid. I have never filed before and I had initially put I would not file on the need access form. Is this the correct thing to do in my situation?

Thanks in advance for your responses.



I think the fasfa has a box you can check if you dont file taxes. As for Need Access- you need to contact each school to see if you need to fill this form out, or not. However, I would contact each school that you are considering and talking to them about your situtation. They will point you in the right direction.




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