Obtaining a Tax Return Transcript

If you are selected for the verification process, you may be required to submit an official Tax Return Transcript from the IRS. Tax Returns (1040, 1040A/EZ) are not acceptable. 

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Complete the Dependent/Independent Online Verification Form task on My Financial Center. Your answers on the form will determine whom we need a transcript from.  

2. Go to IRS.gov and click on 'Get Your Tax Record'.


3. Choose which method to receive your transcript. Transcripts requested through the mail take 5-10 days. Transcripts requested online are immediately available for download. Most students who are requesting a transcript for the first time will not be able to use the online option.

A screen shot of IRS. com there are 4 collumns of options 1. forms and pubs 2. hot topics 3. tools. 4 filing & payment. In the third section Tools the second option is highlighted Get a tax transcript

For 'Transcript by Mail'

  • Enter your SSN, DOB, and address. Make sure the address entered is the address which was used to file taxes. 

* Helpful hint: Go to usps.com > Look Up a Zip Code by Address to verify the address entered is correctly formatted to match the government's databases (i.e. Lane vs. Ln.)

screen shot of IRS.gov there are two options 1. get transcript online and 2. get transcript by mail

4. Select 'Tax Return Transcript' as the transcript type along with the correct tax year.

*We will not accept a 'Tax Account Transcript'

Screen short of IRS.gov on the page is a place to fill out social security number date of birth, street address and zip code


What if I Can't Get a Transcript?

​If your request for a transcript is unsuccessful (for reasons other than name, SSN, DOB, and address not matching the IRS records), or you believe you are a victim of tax related identity theft, please make an appointment with a OneStop Counselor by calling 801-422-7075.

Screen shot of IRS.gov two options seslcety type of transcript with a drop down select box and for tax year option with select drop down box