ALERT for Graduates and Rising Seniors: Update on the IRS Data Retrieval Tool

IRS Data Retrieval Tool status

In March, the IRS disabled the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT), created to make downloading a family’s Tax Return information easy.  Apparently it was too easy because it was shut down following concerns that identity thieves could use data from the tool to file fraudulent tax returns.

Extra security and privacy protections have been added to the IRS DRT.

  • On June 2, the IRS DRT became available for use on the Electronic Income-Driven Repayment Plan Request. Note that transferred data will not be visible to borrowers on the IRS DRT website or on the Electronic Income-Driven Repayment Plan Request.
  • The IRS DRT will be available on Oct. 1, 2017, to use on the 2018–19 FAFSA form on fafsa.gov.
  • The IRS DRT will not return for the 2017–18 FAFSA form.

Further details about the IRS DRT outage are at ………..

             StudentAid.gov/irsdrt-outage

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