The best way to verify income and to satisfy the IRS tax transcript requirement is by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool that is part of FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.gov.
It takes up to two weeks for IRS income information to be available for the IRS Data Retrieval Tool for electronic IRS tax return filers, and up to eight weeks for paper IRS tax return filers. If you need more information about when, or how to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool contact the WSU Office of Financial Aid.
If you are unable or choose not to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in FAFSA on the Web:
You will need your Social Security Number, date of birth, and the address on file with the IRS (normally this will be the address used when your 2011 IRS tax return was filed).