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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.