Tax Return Transcripts
To Obtain a ‘Tax Return Transcript’
Or a W2 Wage Statement (for non-filers)
NOTE: Verification requires a ‘Tax Return Transcript’ directly from the IRS. Below please find the instructions for the three easy ways to get this required document.
The IRS will NOT send transcripts directly to the financial aid office – you must request them and bring or mail a copy to our office. (We do not recommend faxing personal information.)
- Online: go to www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript
Select the “Get a Transcript Online” option on the left. You’ll need to ‘create an account’ by entering the taxpayer info as prompted; you will then be sent an email to your personal email with your ‘Sign-In’ information. Return to the site with this info and ‘Sign In’. Follow the prompts to get a TAX RETURN TRANSCRIPT.
- For Spring and/or Summer 2014, we would require the 2013-2014 FAFSA and a 2012 Tax transcript.
- For Fall 2014 and Spring 2015, we would require the 2014-2015 FAFSA and a 2013 Tax transcript.
If you do not have a printer or an email, you can order a transcript to be mailed to you on the same site by selecting the option on the right and entering your address and other info.
- By Telephone: call 1-800-908-9946: follow the prompts to enter SSN and number of street address as it appears on your most recent tax return. Select option ‘2’ to request the transcript and appropriate year. The paper copy of your transcript will be sent to you within 5-10 business days; sign it and bring to our office.
- By Mail or Fax: IRS form 4506T-EZ: go to www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506tez.pdf.
This form can be downloaded from the IRS site, completed and mailed or faxed to the IRS. The appropriate tax year should be indicated on line 6. The tax filer must sign and date the form and provide a telephone number; for joint returns, both parties must sign the form. The paper copy of your transcript will be sent to you within 5-10 business days; sign it and bring to our office.
Not every option will be available to every tax payer; if you are not successful with the first option, we suggest you try the others.
In general, tax filers can expect IRS data to be available within:
- 2 weeks for tax return filed electronically.
- 8 weeks for tax returns mailed to the IRS.
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