Can I Subpeona My Mother’s Tax Returns?

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greatspirit
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Can I Subpeona My Mother’s Tax Returns?

Postby greatspirit » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:40 pm

Hey y’all,

So I forsee my mother (only living parent) being an issue in securing financial aid. She may play some silly game and without her tax return info (she’s dirt poor so I’d get aid) to be spiteful.

Could I subpeona them from her? Or take some other legal recourse.

coskigirl
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Re: Can I Subpeona My Mother’s Tax Returns?

Postby coskigirl » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:52 pm

You are considered an independent person by virtue of being a graduate student and therefor not required to provided her information. Her being poor will not help you and actually any income she earns that you report could hurt you. Apply with only your data.

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Re: Can I Subpeona My Mother’s Tax Returns?

Postby rowdy » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:54 pm

coskigirl wrote:You are considered an independent person by virtue of being a graduate student and therefor not required to provided her information. Her being poor will not help you and actually any income she earns that you report could hurt you. Apply with only your data.

1) Some schools require you to report parents anyways for need-based aid.
2) OP was banned so don't bother.

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Re: Can I Subpeona My Mother’s Tax Returns?

Postby goldenbear2020 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:54 pm

coskigirl wrote:You are considered an independent person by virtue of being a graduate student and therefor not required to provided her information. Her being poor will not help you and actually any income she earns that you report could hurt you. Apply with only your data.

That's only true for the FAFSA, but law schools can and do ask for parents' info on the CSS Profile (up to a certain age like 28, 30, or 32).

coskigirl
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Re: Can I Subpeona My Mother’s Tax Returns?

Postby coskigirl » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:24 pm

rowdy wrote:
coskigirl wrote:You are considered an independent person by virtue of being a graduate student and therefor not required to provided her information. Her being poor will not help you and actually any income she earns that you report could hurt you. Apply with only your data.

1) Some schools require you to report parents anyways for need-based aid.
2) OP was banned so don't bother.


Ah, sorry for the misinformation. I should have qualified that my statement was for the FAFSA requirements.

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Re: Can I Subpeona My Mother’s Tax Returns?

Postby rowdy » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:25 pm

coskigirl wrote:
Ah, sorry for the misinformation. I should have qualified that my statement was for the FAFSA requirements.


np it happens




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