FAFSA: Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool

The FAFSA requires income and Federal Income Tax information from 2 years prior (for the 2019-2020 school year, the 2017 income information is required). Students and/or parents can import their tax information when completing their FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT). Students and/or parents who are required to provide income verification must either use the DRT or provide an IRS Tax Return Transcript.