HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED TO ORDER TAX RETURN TRANSCRIPTS?
You will need to order a free IRS Tax Return Transcript if you were selected for verification and have received an email from the SCC Financial Aid office indicating that this document is required.
HOW DO I ORDER MY TAX RETURN TRANSCRIPTS?
To order a Tax Return Transcript, please go to www.irs.gov -->Tools --> Get a Tax Transcript. Then choose how you would like to receive it (online or by mail) and follow the on screen prompts.
I'M HAVING ISSUES WITH MY ADDRESS or SECURITY QUESTIONS WHILE ORDERING ONLINE, WHAT NOW?
The address matching/security system used by the IRS to log in to their site is very picky, and it must match exactly with their information on file. The address should match what was on the tax return submitted. We suggest that you have your tax return copy for reference of the address. For example, spelling out the word “street” rather than using the abbreviation “st.” can be enough to cause an error in their system.
You have three tries before getting locked-out and if you do get locked out, you will have to wait 24 hours before being able to try again. Help is available at the IRS.gov Website Help Desk via a toll-free number at 1-800-876-1715, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
It is free to order a tax return transcript.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY TAX RETURN TRANSCRIPT?
Requests made via the online order and phone options take an average of 5-10 days to be filled if all requirements are met.
WHAT IS A TAX ACCOUNT TRANSCRIPT?
A Tax Account Transcript is a summary of your return and does not satisfy the Tax Transcript requirement. Please make sure that you are ordering a Tax Return transcript.
CAN I JUST SEND A COPY OF MY TAX RETURNS?
The U.S. Department of Education no longer accepts a tax return for verification purposes. The only exception is if you filed amended tax returns (see below).
I FILED AMENDED TAX RETURNS, WHAT DO I DO?
An amended tax return requires you to complete and submit an additional IRS form, the 1040X.
The requirements for an amended tax return are that you will need to submit a Tax Return Transcript AND a signed copy of your IRS Form 1040X.