Confirming your information with the Internal Revenue Service
The Department of Education requires the information you supplied on your application to be confirmed with the actual tax return you and your parents filed with the Internal Revenue Service. You can do this in one of two ways.
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) electronically transfers your federal tax return information into your FAFSA form.
You can go directly to the Internal Revenue Service website to request an official tax return transcript to supply to the Financial Aid Office.