Submitting Your Tax Data

If a student is selected for federal or institutional verification, or in the support of an appeal, LMU Financial Aid may request student or parent federal tax returns. Federal regulations prevent LMU from accepting  copies of a 1040 tax return to complete federal verification, for most cases. Do not send a copy of your tax returns unless specifically requested to do so by our office.

We advise using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (2018-2019 requests only).  If you are unable to complete the IRS Data Retrieval (or for 2017-2018 requests), you must submit an IRS Tax Transcript in lieu of the IRS Data Retrieval.

Detailed information on submitting tax data can be found in the pages at left including:

  • Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool
  • How to obtain a IRS Tax transcript
  • How to submit tax data when you are not required to file a federal tax return
  • How to complete request if you have filed an extension,
  • been a victim of tax fraud
  • filed an amended tax return

If you have questions about this process, please contact us

Once we have received tax data, it is reviewed and your data PROWL requirement is updated to “complete."

If additional forms are needed from you, you will receive an email directing you to sign into your PROWL account to view a list of required documents. You can sign into your PROWL account via MYLMU

Submit your information:

If you have questions about this process, please contact us

Please note that it may take up to 5 business days for receipt of these documents to show up on your PROWL account.