Student’s Name _______________________________ Student’s ID Number _____________
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Updated January, 2020
*** ONLY Complete this section if the parent(s) did file or will file a 2018
Federal Tax Return. This section applies to each parent included in the
The best way to verify income is by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) that is part of FAFSA
on the Web at FAFSA.gov. In most cases, no further documentation is needed to verify 2018 IRS income
tax return information that was transferred into the student’s FAFSA using the IRS DRT if that
information was not changed by the FAFSA filer.
Note: If the parents filed separate 2018 IRS income tax returns, the IRS DRT cannot be used and signed
copies of the parent 2018 IRS 1040 Federal Tax Return must be provided for each.
Check all that apply:
My parents have used the IRS DRT in FAFSA on the Web to transfer 2018 IRS income tax return
information into the student’s FAFSA.
My parents were unable or chose not to use the IRS DRT in FAFSA on the Web, and instead must
provide the school with a signed copy of their 2018 IRS 1040 that was submitted to the IRS,
including Schedules 1, 2, and 3 if applicable.
My parents filed separate IRS income tax returns for 2018 and have provided signed copies of 2018
IRS Federal Tax Returns for each parent in the household.
My parents had a change in marital status after December 31, 2018.
(If you do not have a copy of your 2018 IRS 1040, a 2018 IRS Tax Return Transcript may be obtained
within 10 business days through:
Automated Telephone Request – Call the IRS at 1-800-908-9946.
On-line Request - Go to www.IRS.gov, under the Tools heading on the IRS homepage, click “Get a Tax
Transcript.” Click “Get Transcript by MAIL” or “Get Transcript ONLINE.” Make sure to request the “IRS
Tax Return Transcript” and NOT the “IRS Tax Account Transcript.” To use the Get Transcript ONLINE
tool to get immediate tax transcript access, the user must have access to valid email address, a text-enabled
mobile phone, and specific financial account numbers such as a credit card number.
Paper Request Form - IRS Form 4506T-EZ or IRS Form 4506-T.)
PARENT TAX FILERS:
2018 IRS Income Tax Return Information