Financial Aid Office
Tax Transcript Cover Sheet – Student (FTTS17)
Student’s Name (PRINT): _____________________________________________ Phone: (______) __________________
Date of Birth: ____/_____/_______ Home Campus:__________________________
(9-digit number required)
(Primary location of attendance)
Your financial aid application has been selected for verification. HCC must verify the data you reported on your Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Verification of data must be completed prior to HCC awarding or disbursing
financial aid funds. Please provide copies of the student’s and, if applicable, student spouse’s IRS Tax Transcript(s) for tax
year 2015. If there are differences between this information and the FAFSA reported data, HCC will make the corrections
Check the appropriate tax information being provided:
__ TAX TRANSCRIPT(s): Please note that copies of tax returns (i.e. Form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, or 1040X) are not
acceptable verification documentation. To expedite your application process, you can: (1) Login to your FAFSA
application and you can utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. If this tool is used and the data that is retrieved from the IRS
remains unchanged, you will be waived from having to submit the IRS Tax Transcript OR (2) You can download their IRS
Tax Transcript by logging onto OR (3) Request tax transcript via
automated phone request by calling 1-800-908-9946.
__ IDENTITY THEFT VICTIM: Provide a signed statement and form TRDBV. A student/spouse who is unable to request an
IRS Tax Transcript because of identity theft must call the IRS’s Identity Protection Specialized Unit (IPSU) at toll-free
number 1-800-908-4490. Once the IPSU authenticates the individual's identity, the student/spouse can request the IRS
provide a paper copy of an alternative document unique to identity theft issues (Tax return Data Base View - TRDBV). If
the TRDBV form is submitted in place of the IRS Tax Transcript, the student/spouse must also provide a dated signed
statement indicating that they were victims of tax-related identity theft and that the IRS has been made aware of it.
__ TAX EXTENSION FORM AND W-2 FORMS: For students granted a tax filing extension, submit a copy of IRS Form
4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. The student/spouse must
also provide a copy of all their W-2 forms or, if they are self-employed, a signed statement with the amount of their AGI
and their U.S. income taxes paid. Tax extensions will not be accepted after October 15
. Completed IRS Tax Transcripts
are required after the October 15
__ AMENDED TAX RETURN: Students who file an amended return (IRS Form 1040X) cannot use the IRS DRT. Instead,
must provide the following documents to complete verification:
A signed copy of the 1040X form that was filed.
The Original IRS Tax Return Transcript (that will only include information from the original tax return and that
does not have to be signed).
An IRS Account Transcript that reflects the correct tax filing status and adjusted gross income on the 1040X.
Submit the requested IRS tax transcripts and/or income documentation by attaching ALL pages to this form. The tax
transcript is usually submitted printed on both sides of the paper – be sure to attach both sides.
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