Financial aid will not pay for my school until my taxes are processed, which I attempted to file recently. However, my filing was rejected due to identity theft. The IRS said it can take a minimum of 6 months to process my affidavit of identity theft. Is there a way to have this process expedited? I was suppose to start school in October and now I'm looking at late spring.
Thanks in advance,
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This student needs to review the school's financial aid policies, and follow up the the IRS every few weeks. There is no regulation that compels the IRS to expedite the processing of taxes or the affidavit concerning alleged identity theft.
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I am sorry to hear of your troubles. This seems to be a unique situation. Perhaps you can get help with the IRS Taxpayer advocate. Here is a link that discussed the program. http://www.irs.gov/irm/part13/irm_13-001-001.html
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