As a result of Department of Education Regulations our office is no longer able to accept copies of your Federal Income Tax Returns (i.e. 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ) for Financial Aid Verifications. Instead, all students and parents for whom tax information is requested will be required to submit an IRS Tax Return Transcript. To obtain an IRS tax return transcript, go to the IRS "Get Transcript" site and click on the "Get Transcript Online" link, the "Get Transcript by Mail" link, or call 1-800-908-9946.
The "Get Transcript Online" option is new this year and allows users to print copies of their transcripts in real time. Requesting transcripts by mail takes approximately 5 to 10 calendar days. We strongly encourage all students and parents selected for verification to try this option in order to expedite the verification process. If you need assistance is accessing your transcripts oinline the IRS offers a help page here. The Missouri State Office of Student Financial Aid is also happy to provide assitance.
It is important that you request the “IRS tax return transcript” and not the “IRS tax account transcript.” You will need your Social Security Number, date of birth, and the address on file with the IRS (normally this will be the address used when the IRS tax return was filed). Tax Return Transcripts are available for request two weeks after electronically filing taxes and up to eight weeks after paper filing. Your tax transcript will be mailed within 10 business days of your request.