How do I get my IRS retrieval tool?

How do I get my IRS retrieval tool?

  1. Log in to your current FAFSA form or start a new application at
  2. In the finances section of the online form, you will see a “Link to IRS” button if you are eligible to use the IRS DRT.
  3. Click the “Link to IRS” button and log in with your FSA ID to be transferred to the IRS to retrieve your info.

What is the difference between a W-2 and a W-2 transcript?

A 1040 transcript summarizes the key information on your tax returns such as your filing status, income and tax credits. A W-2 transcript provides wage, retirement contribution and tax withholding information from the W-2 submitted to the IRS by your employer.

What does the IRS Data Retrieval Tool do?

The Internal Revenue Service Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) allows students and parents who filed a U.S. tax return with the IRS to access the tax return information needed to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form and transfer the data directly into the FAFSA form.

Why can’t I use the DRT?

You are ineligible to use the IRS DRT if: Your parents’ marital status is “Unmarried and both legal parents living together” You or your parent filed a Puerto Rican, foreign tax return, or an unusual tax form. You or your parent filed electronically within the last three weeks or in the mail in the last 11 weeks.

Can I find my tax information online?

You can access your federal tax account through a secure login at Once in your account, you can view the amount you owe along with details of your balance, view 18 months of payment history, access Get Transcript, and view key information from your current year tax return.

Is W-2 and 1040 the same?

The W-2 is the form your employer sends to you each January reporting your wages & withholding. The form 1040 is your tax return you file.

Is W-2 a tax return?

Your W-2 is the tax statement provided to you by your employer. This is not your tax return. Your tax return will be on IRS Form 1040.

Who is eligible for IRS DRT?

Most students and parents who filed a U.S tax return with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) if they’ve already filed their taxes.

Should I link my FAFSA to the IRS?

While not required, if you are eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT), we highly recommend using the tool for several reasons: It’s the easiest way to provide your tax return information. It’s the best way of ensuring that your FAFSA has accurate tax return information.

How do I get my w2 from 2019?

If you can’t get your Form W-2 from your employer and you previously attached it to your paper tax return, you can order a copy of the entire return from the IRS for a fee. Complete and mail Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return along with the required fee. Allow 75 calendar days for us to process your request.

What is the W2 finder?

The W2 finder is a free tool you can use during tax season to get your W2 online and start your tax preparation and filing right away. This means you’ll get your tax refund sooner. Table of Contents [ show] The Best Free W2 Finders Online

How do I retrieve my W-2 form?

Many businesses offer employees the opportunity to retrieve their W-2 forms online. Depending on your employer, W-2 forms from previous years may also be available. Ask your employer for the website to retrieve your W-2 form online. The payroll department of your company should be able to provide you with the website.

What is the W2 online import solution?

The W2 online import solution means that you can get a copy of your W2 with H&R Block or TurboTax, and they will start the process to get you your refund as quickly as possible. Why wait for a copy of your W2 to come in the mail, when it, and your refund, are only a click away?

How does the W2 online distribution process work?

The W2 online distribution process has been simplified and automated by third-party companies. These payroll or W-2 distribution firms often make the form available for free on the Internet. Employees, therefore, do not have to wait on the mail and can file their taxes sooner.