IRS Data Retrieval

2022-2023 IRS Data Retrieval

For 2022-2023, parents and students are encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in the Financial Information section of the FAFSA. This Tool allows you to retrieve and transfer your income and tax information directly from the IRS into your FAFSA.

Option 1:

If you have already submitted your FAFSA, proceed as follows:

  1. Log into the student's FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov
  2. Select "Make FAFSA Corrections" and proceed to the Financial Information section.
  3. In response to the question asking, "For 2020, have your parents completed their IRS income tax return?", select "Already completed".
  4. If you are able to answer "No" to each of the Data Retrieval tax status questions, click "Link to IRS".
  5. Complete the IRS Data Retrieval process to transfer parent 2020 IRS information into the student's FAFSA. 
  6. Complete for both parent(s) and the student, if a return was filed.
  7. Sign with the FSA ID and submit the FAFSA.

Unable to use the Data Retrieval Tool?

Option 2:

Submit a SIGNED copy of your and your parent's 2020 tax return, if a return was filed.

Option 3:

Request an IRS Tax Return Transcript and submit it to the CSB/SJU Financial Aid Office. Complete for both the parent(s) and the student, if a return was filed.

To obtain a Tax Return Transcript use one of the 2 methods described below:

  • Online at www.irs.gov
    • Click on "Get Your Tax Record"
    • Select to retrieve your transcript online or by mail
    • Be sure to request the “return transcript", not the “account transcript"
  • Call 800-908-9946
    • Enter information as prompted
    • Be sure to request the “return transcript", not the “account transcript”

Please note: If your FAFSA is selected for verification, your application will not be reviewed until the Data Retrieval process is complete, or a tax return or tax return transcript is received.

 

2021-2022 IRS Data Retrieval

For 2021-2022, parents and students are encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in the Financial Information section of the FAFSA. This Tool allows you to retrieve and transfer your income and tax information directly from the IRS into your FAFSA.

Option 1:

If you have already submitted your FAFSA, proceed as follows:

  1. Log into the student's FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov
  2. Select "Make FAFSA Corrections" and proceed to the Financial Information section.
  3. In response to the question asking, "For 2019, have your parents completed their IRS income tax return?", select "Already completed".
  4. If you are able to answer "No" to each of the Data Retrieval tax status questions, click "Link to IRS".
  5. Complete the IRS Data Retrieval process to transfer parent 2019 IRS information into the student's FAFSA. 
  6. Complete for both parent(s) and the student, if a return was filed.
  7. Sign with the FSA ID and submit the FAFSA.

Unable to use the Data Retrieval Tool?

Option 2:

Submit a SIGNED copy of your and your parent's 2019 tax return, if a return was filed.

Option 3:

Request an IRS Tax Return Transcript and submit it to the CSB/SJU Financial Aid Office. Complete for both the parent(s) and the student, if a return was filed.

To obtain a Tax Return Transcript use one of the 2 methods described below:

  • Online at www.irs.gov
    • Click on "Get Your Tax Record"
    • Select to retrieve your transcript online or by mail
    • Be sure to request the “return transcript", not the “account transcript"
  • Call 800-908-9946
    • Enter information as prompted
    • Be sure to request the “return transcript", not the “account transcript

Please note: If your FAFSA is selected for verification, your application will not be reviewed until the Data Retrieval process is complete, or a tax return or tax return transcript is received.

 
College of Saint Benedict Saint John's University
Financial Aid Office Financial Aid Office
37 S. College Avenue 2850 Abbey Plaza
St. Joseph, MN 56374 Collegeville, MN 56321
Phone: (320) 363-5388 Phone: (320) 363-3664
Fax: (320) 363-6090 Fax: (320) 363-3102
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