Federal Tax Transcript Retrieval
Posted By: Melissa Elliott - 8/31/2015 1:51:37 PM

According to some of our students that have been selected for verification, they are experiencing challenges in obtaining a copy of their federal tax transcript.  They following options are available: 

    • IRS Data Retrieval available at www.fafsa.gov:  While data retrieval does not work for all students due to limitations based on filing or amended tax status, it is the most efficient means for getting tax information that can be used in the verification process.
    • Get Transcript by Mail (http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript): A tax filer may use their Social Security Number, date of birth, and the address from their tax return to get a hard copy of the transcript.  Some students have reported the mailing process taking as little as five days.

    • Phone requests:  Tax transcripts can be requested by calling 800-908-9946 and   following the prompts. If successfully validated, tax filers can expect to receive a paper IRS Tax Transcript within 5 - 10 days from the time the IRS receives the request.

    • Local IRS Office:  While likely the most time consuming option in terms of travel and wait time, local IRS Offices are an option for getting a copy of a tax transcript.

Good luck!  The VC Financial Aid Office wants to provide students with the financial support they need to afford their education!  

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