WHAT IS THE IRS DATA RETRIEVAL TOOL (DRT)?
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) electronically transfers your federal tax return information into your FAFSA. Instructions can be found on the Federal Student Aid website.
STEP 1
Log in to your current FAFSA or start a new FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov.
STEP 2
In the finances section of the FAFSA, you will see a "Link to IRS" button if you are eligible to use the IRS DRT.
STEP 3
Click the "Link to IRS" button and log in with the IRS to retrieve your tax return information.
STEP 4
Review your tax return information, and see the tax data that will be transferred into your FAFSA.
STEP 5
Check the "Transfer My Tax information into the FAFSA" box, and click the "Transfer Now" button.
STEP 6
Review your federal tax return information that has been transferred into the data fields on your FAFSA.
IRS DATA RETRIEVAL TOOL HOW-TO VIDEO