Verification - 4506T or file taxes & update Fafsa?
One of my kids did not owe taxes (only taxable scholarship income was below filing threshold), so we didn't file a federal income tax return for her. Now, the schools wants verification. I'm wondering if it would be easier to just electronically file a 1040EZ and update her FAFSA, or should I send in the 4506-T and request the "letter of non-filing". Her school seems to be requiring one of these two as verification of income. Does anyone have any experience with the 4506-T? On the one hand, it seems fairly straight-forward. On the other hand, I have a fair amount of experience with the IRS, and they tend to make things more difficult than necessary. Will it make any difference if I update her FAFSA at this point? The school sent this verification request last week, but they need the form returned in 14 days. Best to just call the school and ask for help?