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Submitting 2013 Tax Information

The best way to verify income is by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool that is part of FAFSA on the Web. It takes up to two weeks for IRS income information to be available for the IRS Data Retrieval Tool for electronic IRS tax return filers, and up to eight weeks for paper IRS tax return filers. If you need more information about when, or how to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool see your financial aid administrator.

How to file a correction to link to IRS Data Retrieval

  1. Visit the FAFSA Web Application Page at
  2. Login into financial aid application
  3. Choose Make FAFSA Corrections
  4. Enter valid PIN and password
  5. Choose Financial Information tab along the tool bar on FAFSA application
  6. Choose Already completed as filing status.
  7. Answer questions concerning IRS Data Retrieval Tool eligibility and click “Link to IRS” if offered
  8. This will transfer applicant to secure IRS link to transfer data
  9. IMPORTANT: Information must be entered accurately for matching purposes. If information is entered incorrectly, you may be denied the ability to continue with the matching option.

Student and/or Parent(s) will not be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval process if any of the following apply:

  1. Marital status of student or parent changes after December 31, 2013
  2. Student or parent filed married filing separately
  3. Student or parent filed an amended tax return
  4. Student or parent filed a foreign tax return
  5. Either student or parent lists married as marital status and filed tax return as head of household

If the student/spouse and/or parent(s)(dependent students only) are not eligible to use the IRS Retrieval, they must request an official IRS tax transcript

Instructions to request an IRS tax transcript:


  1. Go to then select the following:
  2. Click Get Transcript of Your Tax Records
  3. Click Get Transcript by Mail
  4. Complete information requested: Social Security Number, Date of Birth, Street Address and Zip Code
  5. Click Continue
  6. Select Return Transcript for Tax Year (i.e. 2013)
  7. Click Continue

Your transcript(s) will be mailed within 5-10 days from the IRS


Call the IRS at 1-800-908-9946

When requesting the transcript, students should make sure they are requesting a tax return transcript (Option #2.) Do not request a tax account transcript or record of account as these forms do not include all of the lines necessary to complete verification of your application.

Your transcript(s) will be mailed within 5-10 days from the IRS


  1. Retrieve Form 4506-T (Request for Transcript of Tax Return) online at:
  2. Mail completed form to the address indicated on the form.

Your transcript(s) will be mailed within 5-10 days from the IRS



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Last Updated: 1/7/15