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IRS Data Retrieval Tool Tutorial
The U.S. Department of Education enhanced the FAFSA filing process by allowing applicants and parents to retrieve tax data from the IRS. This process is called the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. We strongly recommend that parents and students select this option when filing their FAFSA. This option will streamline and expedite the processing of your financial aid. By using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, you will lower your chances of being selected to submit additional documents to our office. If you are not able to file tax a return by March 15, 2013 submit the FAFSA anyway using estimated tax information. Return to FAFSA website after filing taxes and use IRS Data Retrieval Tool to update tax information.
What is the IRS Data Retrieval Tool?
What are my next steps?
This should allow for accurate information to be submitted and if selected for verification, this should greatly reduce the amount of time and effort needed to complete requirements for financial aid processing, awarding, and notification.
You are unable to use this IRS option if any of the following apply: