IRS Tax Return Request Process Information

If needed, a tax filer can request a transcript, free of charge, of their tax return from the IRS in one of two ways. To avoid delays in requesting an IRS Tax Return Transcript, we strongly recommend and advise you to transfer your tax data into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.

Online Requests

Available on the IRS Web site at

Click “Get Transcript ONLINE”. Click “Get Transcript by MAIL”.
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Telephone Request

Available from the IRS by calling 1-800-908-9946

IRS Tax Return Transcripts requested by telephone cannot be sent directly to a third party by the IRS.

Paper Request

You may also request any transcript type by faxing/mailing Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return as instructed on the form.

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