How to Get a Copy of Your IRS Transcripts – Need to see what the IRS has in your file?
Getting copies of the information you have on file at the IRS is not too difficult. Here is how to go about making a request.
There are now a number of ways to obtain information filed with the IRS for your tax return. Use the method that works best for you.
- Online. You can get a copy of most line items on your tax return online at irs.gov using their “Get Transcript” application. The transcript will include originally filed information and any math error corrections. It will not include amended returns or later adjustments.
- By mail. Using the same “Get Transcript” application, you can request a copy of your information be sent to you via mail. The IRS says these requests are sent with 5 to 10 days of the request.
- Other methods. Fill out a Form 4506T-EZ and send it in to receive your tax return transcript. This form can be sent in by mail or via fax. You can also call in your transcript request.
- Special financial aid IRS import. If you have a student who is required to fill out an annual FAFSA to receive financial aid, you can use the on-line FAFSA tool to get your required IRS tax information imported into the application. The IRS data retrieval import tool is built into the online FAFSA application form.
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