What is an IRS Tax Return Transcript? An IRS Tax Return Transcript shows most line items from the tax return you originally filed. It also includes items from any accompanying forms and schedules you filed. It does not reflect any changes made after you filed your original return. A Tax Return Transcript can be requested from the IRS in one of three ways: Online By Mail For detailed instructions, read below or visit Transcript Types and Ways to Order Them. Get Transcript Online What You Need To register and use this service, you need: your SSN, date of birth, filing status and mailing address from latest tax return, access to your email account, your personal account number from a credit card, mortgage, home equity loan, home equity line of credit or car loan, and a mobile phone with your name on the account. What You Get All transcript types are available online View, print or download your transcript Username and password to return later Get Transcript by Mail What You Need To use this service, you need your: SSN or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN), date of birth, and mailing address from your latest tax return What You Get Return or Account transcript types delivered by mail Transcripts arrive in 5 to 10 calendar days at the address we have on file for you Submit the IRS Tax Return Transcript to the Financial Aid Office; make sure to include the student’s name and Banner ID on the letter. Address Matching Problems When entering the information into the IRS address matching system note the following: The address entered must match the address already on file with the IRS exactly. The address on file is typically the address on your most recent tax return. Spelling out the word “street” rather than using the abbreviation “st.” can be enough to cause an error. Addresses on the IRS system are auto-corrected through a post office program and may not match what you put on your tax return. We suggest the following if you run into problems: Have your taxes in front of you and enter the address carefully as it is on your return. If you entered your address as it appears on your return and it doesn’t work, try using the standardized version of your address. If you still have problems, the IRS.gov Website Help Desk can be reached toll-free at 1-800-876-1715, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).