If you are unable to utilize IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) from FAFSA or request a copy of your IRS Tax Return Transcript, you (student and/or parent) will be required to print and sign your federal tax return. You will need to have access to a printer in order to print your federal tax return and provide the appropriate signature.
To qualify as a ‘signed tax return’ the document must either:
- Be signed by at least one of the tax filers. The signature must be on the line on the tax return designated for the signature of the tax filer.
- Or, include the tax preparer’s stamped, typed, signed, or printed name and SSN, EIN (Employer Identification Number), or PTIN (Preparer Tax Identification Number).
If your tax return does not include the signature of at least one of the tax filers nor the preparer’s certification, it does not qualify as a ‘signed tax return’.
Tax filer’s signature or tax preparer information must be located in the portion of the tax return shown