To qualify for a fee waiver, you must have either have filed a 2018 Federal Income Tax Return Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ with an adjusted gross income that falls below the Low Income Level, or been listed as a dependent on a filed 2018 Federal Income Tax Return Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ with an adjusted gross income that falls below the Low Income Level. If you were claimed as a dependent by a parent or guardian on their 2018 Federal Income Tax Return, AACOMAS requires you to use that individual's Federal Income Tax Return instead of your own.
What if you AND both your parents don't work and don't have a tax return?
Does anyone know what to do if you don't have a tax return for the 2019-2020 fee waiver? My income was under the filing cutoff...
You can still file a tax return if you're under the income limit.
If you weren't claimed by your parents, file a late tax return. You won't be penalized because you don't owe anything and you'll have the tax info you need for the fee waiver
Wouldn't that process take months though? By then it'd be too late in the cycle to even get a fee waiver...
They just repeated that they require a 2018 tax return form for consideration
I'm not sure how long it takes for a late return to be processed. I would assume it's relatively quick because tax season is over. Usually it takes only a few weeks during tax season.
It's free to file online, so worth a try
This is really unfortunate. Because of living situations at home, I can only work so many hours. My parents don't work. I might have to take out a loan just to pay the application fee for DO schools. I wish the AACOMAS fee waiver process was the same as AMCAS.
Thanks for the advice! I'll try calling the IRS to see if they can give me a rough estimate of how long it'd take to receive the tax refund transcripts after filing.