Requesting IRS Tax Return Transcript

What is an IRS Tax Return Transcript?

An IRS Tax Return Transcript shows most line items from the tax return you originally filed. It also includes items from any accompanying forms and schedules you filed. It does not reflect any changes made after you filed your original return.

A Tax Return Transcript can be requested from the IRS in one of three ways:

  • Online
  • By Mail
  • By Telephone

For detailed instructions, read below or visit Transcript Types and Ways to Order Them.

Get Transcript Online

What You Need

To register and use this service, you need:

  • your SSN, date of birth, filing status and mailing address from latest tax return,
  • access to your email account,
  • your personal account number from a credit card, mortgage, home equity loan, home equity line of credit or car loan, and
  • a mobile phone with your name on the account.

What You Get

  • All transcript types are available online
  • View, print or download your transcript
  • Username and password to return later

Get Transcript by Mail

What You Need

To use this service, you need your:

What You Get

  • Return or Account transcript types delivered by mail
  • Transcripts arrive in 5 to 10 calendar days at the address we have on file for you

(Information provided by Welcome to Get Transcript.)

Telephone Request

You can request a tax return transcript from the IRS by calling 1-800-908-9946.

  • Follow the prompts to enter their social security number and the numbers in their street address.
  • Select "Option 2" to request an IRS Tax Return Transcript.
  • Select year 2016.
  • If successfully validated, you can expect to receive a paper IRS Tax Return Transcript at the address provided in their telephone request within 5 to 10 days from the time of the request.
  • IRS Tax Return Transcript requested by telephone cannot be sent directly to a third party by the IRS.
  • Submit the IRS Tax Return Transcript to the Financial Aid Office; make sure to include the student’s name and Banner ID on the letter.
Address Matching Problems 

When entering the information into the IRS address matching system note the following:

  • The address entered must match the address already on file with the IRS exactly.
  • The address on file is typically the address on your most recent tax return.
  • Spelling out the word “street” rather than using the abbreviation “st.” can be enough to cause an error.
  • Addresses on the IRS system are auto-corrected through a post office program and may not match what you put on your tax return.

We suggest the following if you run into problems:

  • Have your taxes in front of you and enter the address carefully as it is on your return.
  • If you entered your address as it appears on your return and it doesn’t work, try using the standardized version of your address.
  • If you still have problems, the IRS.gov Website Help Desk can be reached toll-free at 1-800-876-1715, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).
Mail

William Paterson University 
Financial Aid Office 
300 Pompton Road 
Wayne, NJ 07470

Email 

finaid@wpunj.edu

Office Hours (For In-Person Drop-Off)

We are located in Morrison Hall.

Fall/Spring Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Extended Evening Hours: Wednesday 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. (while classes are in session)
Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.