Request IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter

What is an IRS Verification of Non-Filing Letter?

An IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter - provides proof that the IRS has no record of a filed Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ for the year you requested. Non Tax filers can request an IRS Verification of Non-filing free of charge from the IRS in one of three ways:

  • Online
  • By Mail

Note: Online requests are typically not available if you have never filed taxes before in prior years. If this is the case, please use the paper request process detailed below.

For detailed instructions, read below or visit Transcript Types and Ways to Order Them.

Online Request

Available at

  • Click on "Get your tax record"
  • Click “Get Transcript ONLINE
  • Sign In or Create an Account (If at any point, you cannot validate your identity – for example, you cannot provide financial verification information or you lack access to a mobile phone – you may use Get Transcript by MAIL, see below)
  • Enter the non filer’s Social Security Number, email address, filing status, account numbers for loan or credit card associated with your name, and mobile phone associated with your name.
  • Click “Continue”
  • Select "Verification of Non-filing Letter "and in the Tax Year field, select "2017" (aid year 2019-2020) or "2018" (aid year 2020-2021)
  • If successfully validated, you will be able to view your IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter.
  • Submit the IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter to the Office of Financial Aid; make sure to include the student’s name and WPU ID on the letter.

Paper Request Form – IRS Form 4506-T

Download IRS Form 4506-T.

  • Complete lines 1 – 4, following the instructions on page 2 of the form.
  • Line 3: enter the non-filer’s street address and zip or postal code. Use the address currently on file with the IRS. 
  • Line 7: Select the checkbox on the right hand side for Verification of Non-filing.
  • Line 9: Year or period requested field, enter "12/31/2017" (for tax year 2017) or "12/31/18"(for tax year 2018)
  • The non-filer must sign and date the form and enter their telephone number. Only one signature is required when requesting a joint IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter.
  • Mail or fax the completed IRS Form 4506-T to the address (or FAX number) provided on page 2 of Form 4506-T.
  • If the 4506-T information is successfully validated, tax filers can expect to receive a paper IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter at the address provided on their request within 5 to 10 days.
  • Sign and submit the IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter to the Office of Financial Aid; make sure to include the student’s name and WPU 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 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).