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Why can't I order my tax return transcript yet?

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Why can't I order my tax return transcript yet?

Postby mil » Thu May 10, 2012 4:20 am

I did my taxes really early in the year and I had to pay in. I still can't order my tax return transcript. It's getting really frustrating because I need it for FAFSA. I can't use the IRS data tool because I was married after December 31, 2011. When will my tax return transcript be ready?
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Postby teneyck31 » Thu May 10, 2012 4:29 am

You DO have a return! A tax return is what you filed with the IRS, whether you had to pay when you filed or were entitled to a refund.

Use a signed copy of your tax return to prepare your FAFSA. Although a transcript is preferred (it's nearly impossible to fake, unlike a copy of a tax return) they will accept a signed copy of your return until the transcripts are available. Once the transcript is available you turn in a copy at your financial aid office and then update your FAFSA if there are any changes.

When a tax return is filed with a payment due, the return is not processed until May or June at the earliest. Some are processed quite a bit later. That's because the IRS is under pressure from Congress to not pay interest on late refunds or make payments on fraudulently filed tax returns, so processing of returns showing a refund due to the taxpayer are always processed first. The payment is pulled form the return and deposited and then the return is tossed into a pile to be processed after the filing deadline.
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Postby donnel » Thu May 10, 2012 4:33 am

You're most welcome. TFTP.
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Postby mathews24 » Thu May 10, 2012 4:48 am

Have you tried going to the local IRS office to get a printout?

And, just a FYI...for many of the people questioning this...yes FAFSA is actually requiring many people to submit a stamped copy of a transcript from the IRS (long overdue you can create a return with anything you want on it...that doesn't mean that is your actual return).
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Postby angor » Thu May 10, 2012 4:50 am

If you need to resolve a tax problem, have tax law questions or you’re more comfortable talking with someone face-to-face, visit your local IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center where you can spread out your records and talk with an IRS representative across the counter. No appointment is necessary, just walk in.
For IRS (TAC) Taxpayer Assistance Center locations, business hours and an overview of services, visit www.irs.gov. Just go to the “Individuals” tab and click on” Contact My Local Office” in the left tool bar section under IRS Resources.
Need Tax Help? Visit an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center

http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=225951,00.html

Hope that you find the above enclosed information useful. 05/08/2012
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Postby donahue » Thu May 10, 2012 5:04 am

because for 2011 they are not available until June 15

and unless your aid office will only accept a transcript, the copy of your tax return should suffice
the information on your tax return is not changed by your marriage in 2012 until you file for 2012
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Postby neued » Thu May 10, 2012 5:09 am

You filed a tax return. A copy of that will work for financial aid.

If you didn't pay in, you would have gotten a refund not a return.
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Postby torrance71 » Thu May 10, 2012 5:25 am

They do not have to do it until at least June 15. It is refund not return.
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Postby pepillo » Thu May 10, 2012 5:26 am

"because I had to pay in."

The IRS expects to finally post balance due returns this week.
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Postby fergusson » Thu May 10, 2012 5:28 am

What is the matter with using a copy of your return?
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