IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter
An IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter provides proof that the IRS has no record of a filed Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ for the tax year requested. Non-tax filers can request an IRS Verification of Non-Filing from the IRS free of charge.
Individuals required to submit this letter
As a requirement of the federal verification process, the following individuals must submit the IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter:
- independent students who did not file a federal tax return
- parents of dependent students who did not file a federal tax return
How to request the IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter
- Paper request
- Complete IRS Form 4506-T. Provide your name, social security number and address.
- Line 5: Do not enter anything.
- Line 6: Transcript requested field, enter “1040”.
- Line 7: Verification of Nonfiling field, check the box located on the right hand side.
- Line 8: Form W-2, Form 1099 series, etc field, check the box located on the right hand side.
- Line 9: Year of period requested field, enter “12/31/2016” if we are requesting your 2016 tax return.
- 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, column 2.