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Can I Subpeona My Mother’s Tax Returns?

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:40 pm
by greatspirit
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.

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

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:52 pm
by coskigirl
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.

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

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:54 pm
by rowdy
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.

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

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:54 pm
by goldenbear2020
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).

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

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:24 pm
by coskigirl
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.

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

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:25 pm
by rowdy
coskigirl wrote:
Ah, sorry for the misinformation. I should have qualified that my statement was for the FAFSA requirements.


np it happens

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

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:48 pm
by greatspirit
Thanks for the info.

Crazy how I can still post after being "banned."