How to securely send tax returns?

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Keilz
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How to securely send tax returns?

Postby Keilz » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:53 pm

Cornell wants us to "forward" me and my parent's tax returns to the office of admissions and financial aid. How do people normally send this? Through the mail, or through an encrypted email...?

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Re: How to securely send tax returns?

Postby ReadyToStart » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:42 pm

I actually emailed them about this on Friday! Waiting on a response from them, but I'm curious as to how other people have done it.

Keilz
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Re: How to securely send tax returns?

Postby Keilz » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:33 pm

ReadyToStart wrote:I actually emailed them about this on Friday! Waiting on a response from them, but I'm curious as to how other people have done it.


Cool! I hope someone here replies, but if not please let me know what they say! I was thinking maybe I could fax it but I don't actually know how to use a fax machine :oops:

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runinthefront
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Re: How to securely send tax returns?

Postby runinthefront » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:56 pm

You can email it.

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Re: How to securely send tax returns?

Postby Keilz » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:02 am

runinthefront wrote:You can email it.

Thanks for the response! Did you encrypt it with a password? They have everyone's SSN on them.

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Re: How to securely send tax returns?

Postby cavalier1138 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:18 am

Keilz wrote:
runinthefront wrote:You can email it.

Thanks for the response! Did you encrypt it with a password? They have everyone's SSN on them.


You can do that. Just send the password in a separate email.

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Re: How to securely send tax returns?

Postby Toni V » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:49 am

The thing is, no matter how you send the info it will end up in the school’s database and when the school is hacked….

(In the end it doesn’t matter how it was sent.)

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Re: How to securely send tax returns?

Postby Keilz » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:50 am

cavalier1138 wrote:
Keilz wrote:
runinthefront wrote:You can email it.

Thanks for the response! Did you encrypt it with a password? They have everyone's SSN on them.


You can do that. Just send the password in a separate email.


Thx! glad I can put my paralegal skills to use in my own life.

EDIT: for reference, I emailed it and encrypted it and it was fine.




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