Office of Financial Aid
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You will need to order a free tax return transcripts for any of the following:
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
You have four options to order your tax return transcripts:
Only the first person that was listed on the federal tax returns can order a transcript.
It is free to order 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 made in person at an IRS office can fulfilled immediately if all requirements are met. Requests made via the online and phone options take an average of 5-10 days to be filled if all requirements are met. Requests made by paper take an average of 30 days to be filled if all requirements are met.
The address matching system used by the IRS to log in to their system is very picky and it must match the address you have on file with them exactly. This is usually the address that was on your last taxes. We suggest that you have your taxes in front of you and copy that address carefully. For example, spelling out the word “street” rather than using the abbreviation “st.” can be enough to cause an error in their system. The IRS.gov Website Help Desk can be reached toll-free at 1-800-876-1715, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).
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.
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