The IRS Data Retrieval Tool has been experiencing technical difficulties without a given time frame for when it will be back up and running. This is an issue with the FAFSA and the IRS.

Students and/or parents still needing to submit tax documentation will need to submit a copy of their IRS Tax Return Transcript until the tool has been fixed.

Options for obtaining a Tax Return Transcript are listen below:

  • Go to, click on “Get a Tax Transcript”, select either by mail or online, and complete the instructions.
  • Call 1-800-829-1040 and make a request over the phone.
  • Make an appointment with the closest IRS office to the parent and/or student. The individual can also ask the IRS agent at the local office what documentation they will need to bring to be properly verified.

Feel free to contact our office if you have any questions or concerns.