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Student’s Name: SSN:
C. Dependent Student’s Income Information to Be Verified
1. DEPENDENT STUDENT TAX RETURN FILERS—Important Note: If the student filed, or will file, an amended 2018
IRS tax return, the student must contact the financial aid administrator before completing this section.
Instructions: Complete this section if the student filed or will file a 2018 IRS income tax return. 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 income information that was transferred into the student’s FAFSA using the
IRS DRT if that information was not changed by the FAFSA filer. If you need more information about when, or how to use the
IRS Data Retrieval Tool see your financial aid administrator.
Check the box that applies:
The student has used the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in FAFSA on the Web to transfer 2018 IRS income information into
the FAFSA. Your school will use the IRS information that was transferred in the verification process.
The student has not yet used the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, but will use the tool to transfer 2018 IRS income information
into the FAFSA once 2018 IRS tax return have been filed.
The student is unable or chooses not to use the IRS DRT in FAFSA on the Web, and instead will provide the school with
a 2018 IRS Tax Return Transcript(s).
A 2018 IRS Tax Return Transcript may be obtained through:
• Get Transcript by MAIL – Go to www.irs.gov, under the Tools heading, click "Get a tax transcript.” Click “Get Transcript
by MAIL.” Make sure to request the “IRS Tax Return Transcript” and NOT the “IRS Tax Account Transcript.” The
transcript is generally received within 10 business days from the IRS’s receipt of the online request.
• Get Transcript ONLINE – Go to www.irs.gov, under the Tools heading, click "Get a tax transcript." Click “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, the user must have (1) access to a valid email address, (2) a text-enabled mobile phone (pay-as-
you-go plans cannot be used) in the user’s name, and (3) specific financial account numbers (such as a credit card number or
an account number for a home mortgage or auto loan). The transcript displays online upon successful completion of the
IRS’s two-step authentication.
• Automated Telephone Request – 1-800-908-9946. Transcript is generally received within 10 business days from the IRS’s
receipt of the telephone request.
• Paper Request Form – IRS Form 4506T-EZ or IRS Form 4506-T. The transcript is generally received within 10 business
days from the IRS’s receipt of the paper request form.
2. DEPENDENT STUDENTS WITH UNUSUAL IRS CIRCUMSTANCES—complete this section if the student has filed, or
will file a 2018 income tax return with any of the following circumstances.
Check the box that applies:
The student is required to file a 2018 IRS income tax return and has been granted a filing extension by the IRS, must
A copy of IRS Form 4868, ‘‘Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax
Return,’’ that was filed with the IRS for tax year 2018;
A copy of the IRS's approval of an extension beyond the automatic six-month extension if the individual
requested an additional extension of the filing time for tax year 2018;
Verification of Non-Filing Letter (confirmation that the tax return has not yet been filed) from the IRS or other
relevant tax authority dated on or after October 1, 2019;