Office of Financial Aid
MS-C1915Hamline University 1536 Hewitt Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55104
Ordering Tax Return Transcripts
You will need to order a free tax return transcripts for any of the following:
You have three options to obtain your tax return transcripts:
The timing of when you can successfully request a copy of your Tax Return Transcripts depends on if you owe taxes at the time of filing, and if you filed electronically or by paper. See below for more details.
Filer who either did owe an amount, or is expecting a refund
Only the first person that was listed on the federal tax returns can order a transcript.
It is free to order or view a tax return transcript.
Please see the section above that details when a request can be made as all requests must be made after the appropriate waiting period before they can be made successfully. Requests to view the transcript online can fulfilled immediately if all requirements are met. Requests made via the online order and phone options take an average of 5-10 days to be filled if all requirements are met.
While ordering, you may notice the option to request a tax account transcript. Please note that this will not satisfy the requirement, you must order a tax return transcript.
The U.S. Department of Education no longer accepts a tax return for verification purposes. The only exception is if you filed amended tax returns (see below).
If you filed an amended tax return, you will need to submit a signed copy of your original IRS Form 1040 or a Tax Return Transcript, AND a signed copy of your IRS Form 1040X.
IRS Data Retrieval Tool
Tax Return Transcripts
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