Skip To Search Skip To Main Content
Georgia State Home
Panther Answers

All

What is a tax return transcript and why can't I submit my tax returns?

March 14, 2017
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is unavailable at this time.  We are waiting for further updates from the IRS as far as availability.  Please use student/parent information from tax returns to complete the FAFSA.


A tax return transcript is a condensed electronic version of your tax return available only from the IRS.  Based on the requirements of the Department of Education, students and parents are asked to request the IRS tax return transcript directly from the IRS to ensure accuracy of information. We are unable to accept tax returns due to the possibility of individuals re-filing taxes. To request a free IRS Tax Return Transcript, you may: 

  • Online request www.irs.gov/transcript for a PDF file. Available the same day.
  • Phone request from Internal Revenue Service at 1-800-908-9946. Takes 5 – 10 days.
  • IRS2Go Mobile App www.irs.gov . Takes 5 – 10 days

We highly recommend that students and parents of dependent students use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is designed to provide quick and efficient completion of your FAFSA. You will be able to import tax return data directly into your FAFSA with just a few clicks of your mouse. In most cases, applicants who use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool will not have to supply the Financial Aid office with Tax Return Transcripts from the IRS thereby decreasing the amount of time necessary to process your financial aid award.  You can go back and add it to your FAFSA even after you have completed it.

 

 

Rating: 11 Votes 1 Yes Votes 9% voted yes
Was this answer helpful?
Provide Feedback on this Topic
Topic Information
  • Topic #: 28025-538
  • Date Created: 06/20/2013
  • Last Updated: 04/03/2017
  • Viewed: 1327
What is a tax return transcript and why can't I submit my tax returns?
! ! ! !

Topic 28025-538

What is a tax return transcript and why can't I submit my tax returns?