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 IRS Tax Return 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.

Note: This request requires you to set up an account with the IRS. You will need a readily available email address, your SSN, the filing status and address from your last federal tax return filed, a personal account number from a credit card or loan, and a mobile phone (pay-as-you-go plans cannot be used and your name must be associated with the mobile phone). If at any point you cannot validate your identity, use the paper request below.

  • Go to www.irs.gov.
  • Under the "Tools" tab, click "Get a tax transcript". 
  • 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 click "2015".
    • Get Transcript by MAIL - enter your information and select "Return Transcript" and enter "2015". Transcripts typically arrive in 5 to 10 days.  

By Telephone:  Receive a paper copy of your Tax Return Transcript by contacting the IRS. 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 enter your SSN and street address. This is typically the address used on the most recent tax return filed.
  • Select "Option 2" to request an IRS Tax Return Transcript and then enter"2015" as the tax year you are requesting.
  • 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 (you will want to keep a copy it for your records AND you will need to write your L# at the top before submitting).
  • Line 6: In Year(s) requested, enter "2015".
  • Sign and date the form and mail to the address listed on Page 2 of form 4506T-EZ.

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.

Online:  Immediately access and print your Verification of Non-filing Letter online.

Note: This is typically not available if you have never filed taxes before in prior years. This request requires you to set up an account with the IRS. You will need a readily available email address, your SSN, the filing status and address from your last federal tax return filed, a personal account number from a credit card or loan, and a mobile phone (pay-as-you-go plans cannot be used and your name must be associated with the mobile phone). If at any point you cannot validate your identity, use the paper request below.

  • Go to www.irs.gov.
  • Under the "tools" tab, click "Get a tax transcript".
  • 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 "2015".
  • 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 (you will want to keep and copy for your records AND you will need to write your L# at the top of the letter before submitting).
  • Line 7: Select the box on the right hand side of Line 7 for Verification of Non-filing.
  • Line 9: Enter "12/31/2015".
  • 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.

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 https://www.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.