Request A Tax Transcript

Tax Information - How to Request a Tax Transcript or Get a Verification of Non-filing Letter from the IRS

Tax Transcripts

The fastest way to submit official IRS tax data is to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) on the FAFSA. If you do not (or cannot) use the DRT, you can request a free IRS Tax Trancript using one of the options below.

Important: Be sure to keep a copy of your transcript for your records and write the student ID number (L number) on your transcript before submitting it to Lane CC.

Online:  Immediately access and print your transcript online. If at any point you cannot validate your identity, use the paper request option below.

  • Go to www.irs.gov.
  • Click "Get Your Tax Record". 
  • Select "Get Transcript ONLINE", or "Get Transcript by MAIL". 
    • Get Transcript ONLINE - create an account with the IRS and follow the steps to receive instant access to a .PDF of your Tax Return Transcript. Be sure to choose "Return Transcript" and enter the appropriate tax year ("2015" for the 2017-2018 FAFSA or "2016" for the 2018-2019 FAFSA).
    • Get Transcript by MAIL - enter your information and select "Return Transcript". Enter the appropriate tax year. Transcripts typically arrive in 5 to 10 days.  

By Telephone:  Receive a paper copy of your Tax Return Transcript by contacting the IRS automated phone service. If at any point you cannot validate your identity, use the paper request option below.

  • Call the IRS at 1-800-908-9946.
  • Follow the prompts to validate your identity. Use the address used on the most recent tax return filed.
  • Select "Option 2" to request an IRS Tax Return Transcript and then enter the appropirate tax year ("2015" for the 2017-2018 FAFSA or "2016" for the 2018-2019 FAFSA).
  • If successfully validated, the Tax Return Transcript typically arrives within 5 to 10 days at the address used in the telephone request. 

Paper Request:  Receive a paper copy of your Tax Return Transcript by downloading, completing and mailing the 4506T-EZ form to the IRS.  

  • Download IRS Form 4506T-EZ at www.irs.gov
  • Complete lines 1 - 4, following the instructions on Page 2 of the form. 
  • Line 5: Do NOT have your tax transcript sent directly to Lane CC.
  • Line 6: In Year(s) requested, enter the appropriate tax year ("2015" for the 2017-2018 FAFSA and "2016" for the 2018-2019 FAFSA).
  • Sign and date the form and mail to the address listed on Page 2 of form 4506T-EZ.
  • If successfully validated, the Tax Return Transcript typically arrives within 5 to 10 days after the IRS receives your request.

In Person: Transcripts are available by appointment only at the local IRS office located at 211 E 7th in Eugene.

  • Call 844-545-5640 to schedule your appointment

Verification of Non-filing Letter

An IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter provides proof the IRS has no record of a filed Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ for the year you are requesting. Non-tax filers can request a free IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter using one of the options below.

Important: Be sure to keep a copy of your IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter for your records and write the student ID number (L number) on your letter before submitting it to Lane CC.

Note: This is typically not available if you have never filed taxes before in prior years. If at any point you cannot validate your identity, use the paper request below.

Online:  Immediately access and print your transcript online. If at any point you cannot validate your identity, use the paper request option below.

  • Go to www.irs.gov.
  • Click "Get Your Tax Record".
  • Click "Get Transcript ONLINE" (you cannot use the "by MAIL" option).
  • Enter the requested information and click "Continue".
  • Select "Verification of Non-filing Letter" and in the Tax Year field, select the appropriate tax year ("2015" for the 2017-2018 FAFSA and "2016" for the 2018-2019 FAFSA.
  • If successfully validated, you will be able to view and print.

Paper Request: Receive a paper copy of the Verification of Non-filing Letter by downloading, completing and mailing Form 4506-T.

  • Download IRS Form 4506-T.
  • Complete lines 1 - 4, following the instructions on Page 2 of the form.
  • Line 5: Do not have your Verification of Non-filing Letter sent directly to Lane CC.
  • Line 7: Select the box on the right hand side of Line 7 for Verification of Non-filing.
  • Line 9: Enter "12/31/2015" for the 2017-2018 FAFSA or "12/31/2016" for the 2018-2019 FAFSA.
  • Sign and date the form and mail to the address listed on Page 2 of Form 4506-T.
  • If successfully validated, non-filers can expect to receive a paper copy within 5 - 10 days after the IRS receives your request.

In Person: Trancripts are available by appointment only at the local IRS office located at 211 E 7th in Eugene.

  • Call 844-545-5640 to schedule your appointment

W-2 Information

If you are unable to locate your W-2 forms, the quickest way to obtain a copy is to contact the employer and request a duplicate. If you are unable to obtain a duplicate W-2 from your employer(s), you may request a Wage and Income Transcript from the IRS using one of the following methods: 

Online:  Immediately access and print your Wage and Income Transcript online. If at any point you cannot validate your identity, use the paper request option below.

  • Go to www.irs.gov.
  • Click "Get Your Tax Record". 
  • Select "Get Transcript ONLINE"
    • Get Transcript ONLINE - create an account with the IRS and follow the steps to receive instant access to a .PDF of your Wage and Income Transcript. Be sure to choose "Wage and Income Transcript" and enter the appropriate tax year ("2015" for the 2017-2018 FAFSA and "2016" for the 2018-2019 FAFSA).

Paper Request: Receive a paper copy of the Wage and Income Transcript by downloading, completing and mailing Form 4506-T.

  • Download IRS Form 4506-T.
  • Complete lines 1 - 4, following the instructions on Page 2 of the form.
  • Line 5: Do not have your Wage and Income Transcript sent directly to Lane CC.
  • Line 8: Select the box on the right hand side of Line 8 for Form W-2.
  • Line 9: Enter "12/31/2015" for the 2017-2018 FAFSA or "12/31/2016" for the 2018-2019 FAFSA.
  • Sign and date the form and mail to the address listed on Page 2 of Form 4506-T.
  • If successfully validated, non-filers can expect to receive a paper copy within 5 - 10 days after the IRS receives your request.

Helpful Hints:

  • Have your taxes in front of you and enter the address as it appears on your return.
  • The address on file is typically the address on your most recent return.
  • Spelling out the word "street" rather than using the abbreviation "st" can be enough to cause an error.
  • Go to irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript-faqs that address specific questions about getting transcripts online.
  • Filers of amended returns must provide the tax transcript AND a signed copy of the 1040X that was filed with the IRS.