Request IRS Tax Documents

Tax Return Transcripts

The fastest way to verify IRS Tax Return information reported on the FAFSA is through filing the IRS return electronically and then, when available, completing the IRS Data Retrieval Tool through the student’s FAFSA.

***Do NOT request a Tax Account Transcript under any method***

Under all methods below, when requesting a tax return transcript, tax filers need to provide the following information: 

  • Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Date of birth
  • Street address, and
  • ZIP Code

The address information you enter should match with what was reported to the IRS for the year you are requesting. 

How to get Tax Return Transcript or Verification of IRS Tax Non-filing via Mail

  • Go to irs.gov
  • Click “Get Your Tax Record”
  • Click “Get Transcript by Mail”
  • Click “OK” on the pop up box
  • Follow the prompts to request a TAX RETURN TRANSCRIPT

How to get Tax Return Transcript or Verification of IRS Tax Non-filing ONLINE

  • Go to irs.gov
  • Click “Get your Tax Record”
  • Click “Get Transcript Online”
  • Click on “Create Account” – (there is an option later to proceed as a “guest”)
  • Click on “Continue”
  • Gather required personal information
  • Click “Yes” to continue to create account
  • Gather financial account information
  • Click “Yes” to continue to create account
  • Click “Continue” to verify identity
  • Enter required information and click “send code”
  • After receiving your confirmation code via email, enter it into the IRS prompt
  • Enter personal information
  • Answer the security questions
  • Select “higher education/ Student Aid” and then the appropriate tax year
  • Your Tax Transcript will be displayed in PDF form (make sure that your web browser will allow pop ups from this site)
  • Print your tax transcript or save to your personal computer

How to get Tax Return Transcript by telephone

Available from the IRS by calling 1-800-908-9946

  • Enter social security number
  • Enter address numbers (Ex. If the address on your taxes was 780 S 5Th W, enter 7805)
  • Press option 2- Tax transcript
  • Enter tax year you are requesting.

How to get Tax Return Transcript or Verification of IRS Tax Non-filing by Paper Request – IRS Form 4506T-EZ

  • Go to www.irs.gov
  • Click on “Forms and Instructions”
  • Click on “Form 4506T”
  • Download a PDF for the 4506T-EZ
  • Complete all required information, following the instructions on page 2 of the form.
  • For Tax Return Transcript, check box 6b
  • For Verification of IRS Tax Non-filing, check box 7
  • Be sure to request the correct tax year information for the appropriate FAFSA.
    -2015 for the 2017/2018
    -2016 for the 2018/2019
    -2017 for the 2019/2020
  • Mail or fax the completed IRS Form 4506T-EZ to the appropriate address (or FAX number) provided on page 2 of IRS Form 4506T-EZ.
  • This may take 10 business days after the IRS receives and processes the request.
  • Remember, the IRS will mail your tax return transcript or verification of IRS tax non-filing to the address you list on line 3 of form 4506T.

In Person from an IRS Office

Call 1-844-545-5640 to schedule an appointment with your closest IRS Office.