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IRS Tax Return Transcript

Students selected for verification must submit specific documents to our office so that we can review your income information.  The tax return transcript is one form of allowable documentation.  You can obtain your tax return transcript from the IRS free of charge. 

How to request your Tax Return Transcript 

  • Online request
    Go to the IRS website and click “Get Transcripts by Mail”.  Enter the requested information and click Continue.  For the type of transcript, select Return Transcript for the tax year we are requesting.  You will receive the transcript by mail within 5-10 days if successfully validated.
  • Phone request
    Call the IRS at 1-800-908-9946 and follow the prompts.  Enter your social security number and the numbers in your street address.  Select the option to request your IRS tax return transcript for the tax year we are requesting.  You will receive the transcript by mail within 5-10 days if successfully validated.
  • Paper request
    Complete IRS Form 4506T-EZ.  Provide your name, social security number and address.  Do not enter anything on line 5 of the form.  On line 6, enter the tax year we are requesting.  Check the box that attests you have the authority to sign the form.  Sign, date and provide your phone number.  Mail or fax the form to the appropriate place listed on page 2.
    Note:  For fiscal year filers, use IRS Form 4506-T.

Federal regulations govern what documents are acceptable to complete the verification process.  We are unable to accept the following tax documents: 

  • your federal tax return (IRS Form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ)
  • your state tax return
  • the IRS tax account transcript