Students and/or parent(s) can submit a completed and signed Dependent Verification Worksheet to certify that s/he has not filed and is not required to file a income tax return. Only parents are also required, by the Department of Education, to provide an IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter.
There are two ways to request an IRS Verification of Non-Filing Letter from the IRS.
- Your parent(s) can request an IRS Verification of Non-Filing Letter be mailed to them by using Form 4506-T or by going to IRS.gov and clicking the “Get Transcript by Mail” option. Make sure to request an IRS Verification of Non-Filing Letter. Please allow 5 to 10 calendar days for delivery of letter at the address the IRS has on file for you, from the date the IRS received your request.
- By telephone at 1-800-908-9946. Please allow 5 to 10 calendar days for delivery.
A more comprehensive guide on how to request and receive a IRS Non-Filing Letter can be found at How to Request IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter.
If your parent(s) were unable to obtain the Verification of Non-filing letter from the IRS, they must complete the Parent Tax Filing Statement form to certify that an attempt was made to request the Verification of Non-filing Letter but was unsuccessful.
If income from work was earned and the W-2’s are not available, request a “Wage and Income Transcript” from the IRS. You will need to request it online, complete the Form 4506-T or contact your employer or previous employer and request a new copy of W-2 form(s).