New Federal Regulation - IRS Tax transcripts

January 7, 2013

Beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year, copies of tax returns are no longer an acceptable form of income documentation.  

In early February 2013, students and parents who have completed their 2012 IRS tax return may be able to use FAFSA on the Web to electronically view their tax information by using the ‘Link to IRS’ feature found on the FAFSA website (preferred method) .  With just a few simple steps, the tax information can also be securely transferred into the FAFSA, or request a tax return transcript from the IRS.

Please make sure you request a Tax Return Transcript. Do not request a Tax Account Transcript or Record of Account because they cannot be used for financial aid verification purposes.