Mapping Your Future: Three easy ways to get a copy of your tax transcript



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Three easy ways to get a copy of your tax transcript

By Catherine Mueller

June 13, 2018

Doing your taxes may be challenge, but getting a copy of your tax transcript should not be.

If you have applied for financial aid, the school you plan attend may ask you to provide a tax transcript to verify your income or your parent's income. The school makes this request as a part of the federal (and sometimes state) financial aid verification processes.

There are three ways you can get a transcript:

Transcripts are free and available for the current year and the past three years. Online and phone orders for transcripts can take five to 10 days. A transcript ordered by mail can take up to 30 days.