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How to Request a Confirmation of Non Filing

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How to Request a Confirmation of Non Filing

NOTE: Individuals that have never filed taxes will need to request Verification of Non-Filing Letter by Mail ONLY. Please see instructions at bottom of this page.

Request Online

STEP 1: Go to www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript. Click “Get Transcript Online” and make sure to read all required items. If a different language is needed, click on the needed language.
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STEP 2: If a login has already been created, continue by putting in your username. If a login has not been created, click “get started and follow instructions to create a login. After enrolling for the first time, enter the address exactly as it appears on your tax return.
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STEP 3: Once logged in or a login has been created, select the reason the transcript is needed: Higher Ed/Student Aid.
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STEP 4: The * symbol will indicate the availability of a Verification of Non- Filing Letter for the year. Click the year that you are requesting a Verification of Non-Filing letter for, and a pop-up will come up. Make sure that pop-up blockers are disabled for this feature.
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STEP 5: Verification of Non-Filing Letter will look like example below. Please print letter and submit a copy to the Financial Aid office with Student Name and ID #.
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Request by Phone

STEP 1: Contact the IRS to request a Letter of Non-Filing at: 1-800-829-1040
  • Press # for desired language
  • Press “2” for tax Transcripts
  • Press “1” for tax Transcripts
  • Press “4” for Tax History
  • Press “2” for Tax History
  • Enter SSN or Tax ID #
  • If SSN or Tax ID# is not verified, wait on the line until a representative is able to assist you.
STEP 2: Once Non-Filing Letter is received, submit a copy of the letter to the Financial Aid office with student’s name and ID #.

Request by Mail

STEP 1: To make a request by mail, complete Form 4506-T. Mail the Form to the IRS. The Verification of Non-Filing Letter will be mailed to you within 10 Business Days.

STEP 2: Once Non-Filing Letter is received, submit a copy of the letter to the Financial Aid office with student’s name and ID #.
Screenshot of IRS Transcript Tax Return Form