Skip to content Skip to navigation

How do I request a nonfiling tax letter from the IRS?

There are two methods:

1. Instantly retrieve an online copy by visiting the IRS “Get Transcript” website and click 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 request a VONF by following option 2.

2. Complete the paper 4506-T Form and mark box 7. If W-2 or 1099 MISC Forms are also needed, mark box 8. Submit the form to the IRS. It will take 7-10 days to receive the VONF by mail. Once received, upload a copy through Verify FAFSA. Please note: If an individual does not have a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), they will not be able to request a VONF. Instead, upload a signed statement explaining the individual does not have a SSN or ITIN as well as a list of each source of income received and the annual amount.

Please note: If an individual does not have a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), they will not be able to request a VONF.  Instead, upload a signed statement explaining the individual does not have a SSN or ITIN as well as a list of each source of income received and the annual amount.