IRS Data Retrieval Process
What is the IRS Data Retrieval Process?
The IRS Data Retrieval Process is a way to get your tax information directly from the IRS without having to have a copy of your taxes with you when you complete the FAFSA. If you have filed a Federal tax return, you will be asked if you want to retrieve your information directly from the IRS.
If you select this option, you will be guided through the process. Once your information is transferred from the IRS to your FAFSA, it will be marked that it has been transferred from the IRS. This verifies that the information on the FAFSA has been matched and verified with the IRS.
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