Louisville, KY asked in Contracts, Tax Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky

Q: Do my Leasing Office have a right to request a copy of my Income Tax if I live in Subsidized housing?

I live in Subsidized housing (rent based on income), recently the re-certification person requested a copy of my 2019 Federal Income tax in order for me to be re-certified. I feel that she was being nasty for no reason and unprofessional, simply because I was the ONLY one that turned in my tax document. I have been living int he same place for 7 years and never had any issues or never been late with rent, and I have always turned in my information when needed. I work as a substitute teacher and don't make much money, but her request was odd. I turned in my W2's, my proof of employment and even all my paycheck stubs, but yet she made me download a copy of my 2019 Income tax to her. I feel as if I have been discriminated against and that she violated my privacy rights in the process. Also, int he past, she has made me turn in my Bank account information showing every single transaction on the bank account, instead of just showing my present ending balances. She knew every where I shopped

1 Lawyer Answer
D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
Answered
  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Englewood, CO

A: I would review the documents provided by the program under which your housing is subsidized. Just pull the documents directly and see what they say. Then if you feel that the landlord has requested too much you have documentation to backup your claim and contact information for the organization that sets the rules.

I would also contact the closest law school to where you live and apply for one of their legal clinics and see if you can get a law student to jump on this and see what they can do for you.

Best of luck.

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