My Friend, the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval Tool

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freddie
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My Friend, the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval Tool

Postby freddie » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:44 pm

At least one law school requires the use of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. Supposedly, the Tool is available to pre-populate FAFSA questions 2-3 weeks after the electronic submission of taxes. I submitted my taxes 7 weeks ago and the IRS Tool still will not function. The FAFSA folks have been unhelpful. (They gave me the general IRS website as a lead.)

I would appreciate tips from anyone who has waged a successful battle with the IRS Data Tool.

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laxbrah420
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Re: My Friend, the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval Tool

Postby laxbrah420 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:48 pm

My retrieval worked about 72 hours after I e-filed.
Did you e-file?

freddie
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Re: My Friend, the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval Tool

Postby freddie » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:59 pm

I did efile. Which is why I am hesitant to wait -- seems like something is amiss that needs fixing, but I am not sure what exactly or who can help...

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laxbrah420
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Re: My Friend, the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval Tool

Postby laxbrah420 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:07 pm

yea somethings definitely fucked. does "where's my refund" work?

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rinkrat19
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Re: My Friend, the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval Tool

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:49 pm

FAFSA takes like 10 minutes, filling it out from scratch. You could have finished it by now.

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laxbrah420
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Re: My Friend, the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval Tool

Postby laxbrah420 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:56 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:FAFSA takes like 10 minutes, filling it out from scratch. You could have finished it by now.

:lol: fuckface

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Ded Precedent
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Re: My Friend, the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval Tool

Postby Ded Precedent » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:59 pm

This reminds me that I should update mine with my new tax info. What school is make you use the data retrieval tool? I say fuck them, withdraw immediately.

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Re: My Friend, the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval Tool

Postby landla » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:35 am

I have a similar issue. I just notified the school.




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