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Finding my tax returns

I've been trying to apply for 2019-2020 FAFSA which needs my 2017 tax returns. However, my dad is the one that filed them. And when I asked him to send me a copy of them he said he doesn't remember the login he used and can't find access to it. All I have is a confirmation email with the order number that was sent to me. Is there a way for me to get access to it?

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Finding my tax returns

Try these steps to recover your User ID or password:

  1. Go to our account recovery page.
  2. Enter one of the following:
    • Phone number (recommended)
    • Email address
    • User ID
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Once you’re done, we’ll either send you a code to help you recover your account, or show/send you a list of accounts associated with your info.

  • If you’re still unable to recover your account, select Try something else on the Account Recovery page. We’ll ask additional questions to verify your identity.

Keep in mind: Once you’re back in your account, make sure to include or update your phone number. Doing so helps increase account security and ease account recovery.

(If you're looking to access a prior year return, go here.)

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