Obtain a copy of your U.S. Individual Tax Return (1040/1040A/1040EZ) that you submitted to the IRS for the tax year requested. Physically sign the 1040 and submit the signed copy as directed. The same requirements apply to parents who are asked to verify their tax returns.
If you are unable to submit a copy of your 1040/1040A/1040EZ, you can submit a Tax Return Transcript.
1. Complete the Dependent/Independent Online Verification Form task found on MyAid Dashboard. Your answers on the form will determine whom we need a transcript from.
2. Go to IRS.gov and click on ‘Get Your Tax Record’.
3. Choose which method to receive your transcript. Transcripts requested through the mail take 5-10 days. Transcripts requested online are immediately available for download. Most students who are requesting a transcript for the first time will not be able to use the online option.
You must first create an IRS account. Make sure you choose to request the Tax Return Transcript.
Make sure the address entered is the address used to file taxes.
* Helpful hint: Go to usps.com > Look Up a Zip Code by Address to verify the address entered is correctly formatted to match the government’s databases (i.e. Lane vs. Ln.)
If your request for a transcript is unsuccessful (for reasons other than name, SSN, DOB, and address not matching the IRS records), or you believe you are a victim of tax related identity theft, please make an appointment with an Enrollment Services Counselor by calling 801-422-7075.