For the 2020-2021 FAFSA, all tax documents submitted should be from 2018.
For the 2019-2020 FAFSA, all tax documents submitted should be from 2017.
U.S. Tax Filers
Submit a FAFSA correction at studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa — use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to populate tax information and make no changes to the IRS data provided. For instructions on how to use the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval tool, review the following step-by-step tutorial .
Provide a copy of a Federal Tax Return Transcript. How to request a Federal Tax Return Transcript
A copy of the IRS Federal 1040 tax return. The 1040 must be a copy of the return that was submitted to the IRS
Puerto Rico Tax FilersProvide a signed copy of a Puerto Rico Federal Forma Unica tax form.
Victims of IRS Tax-Related Identity Theft
Beginning with the 2013 tax year, tax filers who because of IRS Tax-Related Identity Theft are denied an IRS Tax Return Transcript, will be referred to the Identity Protection Specialized Unit (IPSU) at toll-free number at 800-908-4490. Filers who believe they are victims of identity theft do not need to be referred to the IPSU; they may call the number directly or go to the identity theft website on IRS.GOV. Tax filers can request that the IRS mail to them an alternate paper tax return transcript called a TRDBV (Transcript Database View). It will look different from the regular IRS Tax Return Transcript. Additionally, the tax filer will need to provide a completed Verification of IRS Identity Theft Form.