IRS Tax Return Transcript Request

Do you need to request an IRS Tax Return Transcript?

FREE of CHARGE , you can request a 2015 IRS Tax Return Transcript from the IRS in one of three ways  ( online, telephone, or mail request).

The following are different ways in which you can request an IRS Tax Return Transcript, Wage and Income Transcript, and a Verification of Non-filing Letter:

Online Request

  1. Available on the IRS Web site at
  2. Click on Get Transcript By Mail
  3. Create an account with the IRS
  4. Click send email confirmation code to complete your account profile
  5. Retrieve your confirmation code from the email you provided, enter the code, and click verify email confirmation code
  6. Correctly answer the questions provided
  7. Select Higher Education / Student Aid
  8. Select the year of the transcript needed

Telephone Request

  1. Available from the IRS by calling 1-800-908-9946
  2. Tax filers must follow prompts to enter their social security number and the numbers in their street address. Generally this will be numbers of the street address that was listed on the latest tax return filed. However, if an address change has been completed through the US Postal Service, the IRS may have the updated address on file.
  3. Select " Option 2" to request an IRS Tax Return Transcript and then enter " 2015".
  4. If successfully validated, tax filers can expect to receive a paper IRS Tax Return Transcript at the address that was used in their telephone request, within 5 to 10 days from the time the IRS receives the request.
  5. IRS Tax Return Transcripts requested by telephone cannot be sent directly to a third party by the IRS.

Mail Request

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Get Transcript by Mail
  3. Enter SSN, DOB, Address, & Postal Zip Code – Click Continue
  4. 2 drop boxes will show on the next page – For type of return select “Return Transcript” and select the year of the return that the Financial Aid Office is requesting –Click Continue
  5. A message indicating that the request was accepted is the final step. You will receive transcript at the address the IRS has on file within 5 to 10 calendar days

Mail Request using form 4506T


  1. Go to This link will take you directly to the form you need
  2. Fill in Sections 1-4
  3. If you filed a tax return enter tax form number (ex. 1040 or 1040A) on line 6
  4. Check Boxes 7 and 8 to request a verification of non-filing letter and a wage and income transcript
  5. Fill in the year information (ex. 12/31/2015 for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 award year) on line 9
  6. Sign and date the form and fax or mail the form
  7. Fax form to 855-587-9604
  8. Mail form to Internal Revenue Service
    RAIVS Team
    STOP 6716 AUSC
    Austin, TX 73301
  9. Please allow 5-10 calendar days to receive your requested forms
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