If your FAFSA was selected for verification and you (if independent) or your parents (if dependent) did not file a federal income tax return, you will need to submit an IRS Verification of Non-filing letter. This can be done online or by mail.
Enter the non-filer’s Social Security Number or Individual Tax Identification Number, email address, filing status, and account numbers for loan or credit cards associated with their name.
If the student or parent(s) included on a FAFSA did not file taxes, an IRS Verification of Non-Filing Letter is required. This document is typically only needed for independent students or parents who did not work and were not required to file a tax return. The student may request this document online using Get Transcript Online or by completing IRS Form 4506-T and mailing it to the IRS.
The Get Transcript Online option is the quickest and easiest way to obtain an IRS Non-Filing Letter. The student must provide the IRS with their Social Security Number, ITIN, or EIN, email address, birth date, filing status (single, married, head of household, etc.), account numbers for loans or credit cards associated with their name, and mobile phone number. Once all of the information is entered, the student must select the year they are requesting. The document will display and can be downloaded as a PDF. A copy of this transcript must be submitted to the University along with the other verification documents through ULink Financial Aid Document Upload.
If at any point the online process cannot validate the identity of the person making the request – for example, if they do not have access to their email or do not have a phone that is on their account – the IRS will send a form via mail to the individual asking them to sign and submit it to the IRS. The individual will be asked to provide their Social Security Number or ITIN; address on record with the IRS; date of birth; and signature. Once the IRS Form 4506-T is completed and sent back to the individual, they will receive a Verification of Non-Filing Letter from the IRS within 10 business days.
An IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter is a document that shows the IRS does not have a record of your filing a tax return for a specific year. Independent students and parents included on a student’s FAFSA who worked and did not file a tax return are required to submit this document. This form is only available by mail or fax and cannot be requested online.
To request a Verification of Non-filing Letter by fax, complete IRS Form 4506-T. Use the fax number listed on page 2 of the form based on where you lived at the time you filed your 2016 federal tax return. You must sign and date the form. Do not send it to NSCC as a third party or to Marquette as a student; the IRS will not provide this document directly to us.
On line 1 of the form, provide the non-filer’s Social Security number or Individual Tax Identification Number, date of birth, email address (if applicable), mailing address from your latest tax return, filing status, account numbers for loan or credit card associated with your name, and mobile phone number. On line 2, enter the Marquette student’s full name and UCFID. In line 3, enter the tax year for which you request a non-filing letter.
An IRS Verification of Non-Filing letter is needed if you are an independent student or parent included on the FAFSA who worked but did not file taxes. The letter proves to the university that you did not file a federal tax return for the specific year that is requested on the verification form. Dependent students are not required to provide this documentation.
To get this letter online, you need to log in or create an account utilizing the options provided by the IRS. Once you are logged in, select “Get Transcript Online”. You will need to enter your Social Security Number or Individual Tax Identification Number, email address, birth date, mailing address from the latest tax return, filing status, and the account numbers of the loan or credit card associated with your name (if applicable). Then select “Verification of Non-Filing Letter” for the tax year we require on the verification form.
Once you have a verified non-filing letter, you can use the ULink Financial Aid Document Upload process to submit it to the university along with your completed Wage and Income transcript. You may also submit these documents by mail or in person if you cannot upload them through ULink.
If you submit your documents in person or by mail, you should bring the completed IRS 4506-T form. The non-filer must sign the tax transcript and include their date of birth, social security number, and address. You will also need a signature stamp to verify that it is authentic.
Students and parents who did not file a tax return are required to provide an IRS Verification of Non-Filing Letter as part of the verification process for financial aid. To request this document by phone, call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 (toll-free). The automated system will ask for your Social Security Number or Individual Tax Identification Number, date of birth, mailing address from your latest tax return, filing status, and account numbers associated with loans or credit cards.
Once the automated system has verified your identity, it will then allow you to select a transcript type. Choose “Verification of Non-Filing” from the list of options. The transcript will be available for the current year if it is available. The option will indicate that a paper copy can be requested if it is unavailable.
When you are done, make sure your pop-up blocker is disabled so you can view the PDF of the transcript. The transcript will show that you did not file a tax return for the selected year.
Non-Filers can also request this document online by using the Get Transcript Online option. Follow the instructions for requesting a tax transcript and select the option to request a Verification of Non-Filing letter. The transcript will be sent to the address on file with the IRS. This will typically be your current address. It is important to ensure that the address entered is correct. Incorrect spellings or abbreviations can result in the IRS not sending a transcript.