Posted Date: November 2, 2017

Author:  Federal Student Aid

Subject: IRS Get Transcript Online Unavailable for New Users

The IRS recently suspended for new users the availability of the Get Transcript Online service which provides an immediate PDF version of a tax transcript. Users who had already established an account with the IRS for using this service are still able to login to the Get Transcript Online service. While there is no estimate for how long the tool may be unavailable to new users, Federal Student Aid (FSA) is in communication with the IRS and understands that they are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. In the meantime, several other methods to obtain a transcript from the IRS, including IRS Get Transcript by Mail, are available as an alternative for those FAFSA applicants needing to obtain an IRS Tax Transcript for use in the verification process for the 2018-2019 award year. We will provide additional information as it becomes available. For further information regarding the 2018-2019 verification process see Dear Colleague Letter GEN-17-05, and for more information about methods to obtain IRS documentation for verification see Electronic Announcement published on February 23, 2017.

   

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