IRS Data Retrieval Process
With this tool, parents and students will be able to transfer their federal tax information straight from their 2011 tax returns to the FAFSA. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is available for online FAFSA submittals and is accessible through the FAFSA web site www.fafsa.gov. The retrieval tool allows FAFSA applicants and parents with the ability to transfer their income information from the IRS to the FAFSA. (See below)
For the 2012-2013 award year ALL FAFSA on the Web (FOTW) applicants and parents of dependent applicants who indicate they have filed or will file a 2011 federal tax return will be directed to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to report and/or update their income information on the FAFSA.