IRS Tax Transcript Request Process

Tax filers can request an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Tax Return Transcript of their IRS tax return from the IRS free of charge in one of three ways:

Data Retrieval Tool

(Best Option)
  • Log in to your FAFSA account at fafsa.gov
  • Use the Data Retrieval Tool when prompted to transfer your tax information directly to the FAFSA.

Online Request

  • Go to http://www.irs.gov/.
  • In the Tools¬†section of the homepage, click Get Transcript of Your Tax Records.
  • Click Order a Transcript Online.
  • Create an account.
  • Log into your account and select Return Transcript¬†for the appropriate year.
  • Click the link to generate a PDF of your return transcript.
  • Note: IRS Tax Return Transcripts requested online cannot be mailed to an address other than the one on file with the IRS.

Telephone Request

  • Call 800-908-9946.
  • Follow prompts to enter your Social Security number and the numbers in your street address.
  • Select Option 2 to request an IRS Tax Return Transcript and then enter 2013.
  • Note: IRS Tax Return Transcripts requested by phone cannot be mailed to an address other than the one on file with the IRS.