2019-2020 Independent Student Verification Worksheet
Student Name: SMC ID#
Household Information:
Please list the name, age and relationship to the student of each member of your household. If any member of the
household will be enrolled at least half-time in a degree or certificate program at an eligible school between July 1, 2019
and June 30, 2020, enter the name of the college at which s/he will be enrolled. Include the following people in your
Your spouse;
Your children if you will provide more than half of their support between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020;
Other people if they now live with you and you provide more than half of their support and will continue to
provide more than half of their support between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.
Full Name Age Relationship
Name of College/University
(If at least half-time 2019-2020)
Saint Michael's College
Office of Student Financial Services
One Winooski Park, Box 4
Colchester, VT 05439
Tel. 802-654-3243
Fax: 802-654-2591
E-mail: finaid@smcvt.edu
Tax Filing Status and Income from Work: Check only one box below that applies to you (and your spouse’s) 2017 tax filing status
and provide any requested information.
I/we have filed or will file a 2017 U.S. or foreign income tax return (IRS Form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 1040PR or similar foreign
tax return). Please do one of the following:
Update your 2019-2020 FAFSA with your unaltered 2017 IRS tax return information using the FAFSA-IRS Data
Retrieval process OR;
Provide a copy of your SIGNED 2017 IRS Tax Return or Tax Return Transcript and all 2017 W-2 Statements
I/we have not, will not and am not required to file a 2017 US or foreign income tax return, but I did earn income from work in
2017. Please do both of the following:
Provide an IRS Verification of Non-filing Status Letter dated on or after October 1, 2018 AND;
In the table below, list the sources and amounts of all income earned from work in calendar year 2017 (including
SMC income) and provide 2017 W-2 Statements.
Source of earnings
Name of Wage Earner
Total 2017 Earnings $
Check here only if neither you nor your spouse (if applicable) earned any income from work in 2017 and were not required to
file a 2017 tax return. You must provide an IRS Verification of Non-Filing Status Letter dated on or after October 1, 2018.
Do not enter any information in the table above, leave it blank.
CERTIFICATION: I certify that all the information reported on this form is true, complete and correct. I understand that any false statements
could be cause for denial, reduction, withdrawal or repayment of financial aid.
Please print and sign before submitting. We CANNOT accept digital signatures.
Student Signature Date
Spouse Signature Spouse Printed Name Date
WARNING: If you purposely give false or
misleading information, you may be fined, sent
to prison, or both.
Instructions for Obtaining IRS Tax Return Transcripts
FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval Tool Recommended
The most efficient way to provide your IRS
tax information is by using the
IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) within your
2019-20 FAFSA.
In many cases, no further income verification
documentation is required when using this tool as
long as the information is unchanged.
Go to www.fafsa.gov and Login.
Select “Make FAFSA Corrections”
Select the Financial Information tab look
for the Link to IRS option. Be sure to
enter your address exactly as it appears on
your 2017 Federal Income Tax Return.
Once the IRS data transfer is complete,
electronically SIGN and SUBMIT your FAFSA.
IMPORTANT: If you use the Data Retrieval Tool to link your tax information, please do not
submit paper copies of Tax Return Transcripts unless requested by Student Financial Services.
Requesting 2017 IRS Tax Return Transcripts
Online Request
Go to irs.gov and select “Get My Tax Record”
Select “Get Transcript ONLINE” or “Get Transcript by MAIL.”
“Get Transcript ONLINE” requires authentication and creation of an irs.gov account.
Make sure to request the “IRS Tax Return Transcript” and NOT the “IRS Tax Account Transcript.”
Make sure your request is for your calendar year 2017 Tax Return Transcript
Telephone Request - 1-800-908-9946
Paper Request Form - IRS Form 4506T-EZ or IRS Form 4506-T
**There are several types of IRS Tax Transcripts. Be sure to request a Tax Return Transcript**
Requesting 2017 IRS Verification of Non-Filing
Non-files must provide an IRS Verification of Non-Filing Status Letter dated on or after October 1, 2017.
Download IRS Form 4506-T at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506t.pdf
Complete lines 1-4 following the instructions on the last page of the form.
Do NOT list Saint Michael’s College on line 5. Have the Verification of Non-filing Status Letter sent to you.
Line 7: Check the box on the right hand side for Verification of Non-filing
Line 9: Enter 12/31/2017 in the year or period requested field.
Sign and date the form.
Mail or fax the completed IRS Form 4506-T to the address/fax number provided on the last page of the form
for your filing address.
Verification of Non-Filing Status should be mailed within 5 to 10 business days after successful receipt and
validation by the IRS.
Make a copy for your records and send the original, to Student Financial Services.
Please be sure to note the student’s name and SMC ID on the Verification of Non-filing Status.