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How do I obtain a tax return transcript from the IRS?

1. Instantly retrieve an online TRT on the IRS Get Transcript website by clicking the "Get Transcript ONLINE" button. Note: The online tool requires the user to register before submitting a request. The user must have the following: • Access to a valid email address. • A text-enabled mobile phone in the user’s name (pay-as-you-go plans cannot be used). • Specific financial account numbers, such as a credit card number or an account number for a home mortgage or auto loan.

Once received, upload a copy through Verify FAFSA. Individuals not able to successfully register for the "Get Transcript ONLINE" can utilize the methods below.

2. Request a TRT to be mailed to you on the IRS Get Transcript website by clicking on the "Get Transcript by MAIL" button. Transcripts will arrive to the address on file with the IRS in 5 to 10 calendar days. Once received, upload a copy through Verify FAFSA.

3. Call 1-800-908-9946 and use the IRS automated phone system to request a TRT to be mailed to you. Transcripts arrive in 5 to 10 calendar days. Once received, upload a copy through Verify FAFSA.

4. Use the IRS2Go smartphone app to request a TRT to be mailed to you. Transcripts arrive in 5 to 10 calendar days at the address the IRS has on file. Once received, upload a copy through Verify FAFSA. For Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPad Touch, download the free IRS2Go app by visiting the iTunes app store. For Android devices, you can visit Google Play to download the free IRS2Go app. Once received, upload a copy through Verify FAFSA.

5. Mail or fax Form 4506T Short Form Request for Individual Tax Return Transcript to the IRS. You can print the form at www.irs.gov and the address and fax number are listed on the form. Requests can take up to 30 days. Once received, upload a copy through Verify FAFSA.