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IRS Data Retrieval Tool

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool electronically transfers your Federal Tax Return Information into you FAFSA.
Why use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool:
  • Easily transfer info with the click on a button
  • Instantly retrieve your information
  • Correctly fill in data fields
How to use the IRS DRT
  1. Log in to your current FAFSA or start a new FAFSA at fafsa.gov.
  2. In the finances section of the FAFSA, you will see a "Link to IRS" button if you are eligible to use the IRS DRT.
  3. Click the "Link to IRS" button and log in to the IRS site to retrieve your tax return information.
  4. Review your tax return information and see the tax data that will be transferred into your FAFSA.
  5. Check the "Transfer My Tax Information into the FAFSA" box, and click the "Transfer Now" button.
  6. Review your federal tax return information that has been transferred into the data fields on your FAFSA.
  7. Submit your FAFSA.
To learn more about the IRS DRT, visit studentaid.gov/irsdrt.