My Trustee asked me for my tax returns, but I'm on SSD. What should I do?

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Written by Kristin Turner, Harvard Law Grad.  
Updated July 22, 2020

Summary

You do not need to provide tax returns if you do not need to file taxes. It may be a good idea to send your trustee a copy of your award letter, so they can get a full financial picture of your life. 

You do not need to provide tax returns if you do not need to file taxes. It may be a good idea to send your trustee a copy of your award letter, so they can get a full financial picture of your life. 

About the author

Kristin Turner, Harvard Law Grad
Recipient of Harvard Law School’s Public Welfare Foundation A2J Tech Fellowship.

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