Verification Process

Identity Theft and Non-IRS Filers

Individuals Who Were Victims of IRS Identity Theft

A victim of IRS identity theft who is not able to obtain a 2013 IRS Tax Return Transcript or use the IRS DRT must contact the IRS at 1-800-908-4490. Upon authentication of the tax filer's identity, the IRS will provide, by U.S. Postal Service, a printout of the tax filer's 2013 IRS income tax return information. 

In addition, please provide SMU with IRS Form 14039 that was filed by IRS or a copy of the police report that you filed after learning your identity was stolen. If you have neither of these, you must submit SMU's Identity Theft form that certifies you were a victim of identity theft, that the IRS is investigating the matter, and that you either did not keep a copy of Form 14039 or the IRS did not require you to submit it. Please contact your financial aid advisor to get this form. 

Individuals Who Filed Non-IRS Income Tax Returns

An individual who filed or will file a 2013 income tax return with Puerto Rico, another U.S. territory (e.g. Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Marianas Islands), or with a foreign country, must provide a signed copy of that 2013 income tax return(s).