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Instructions on IRS Tax Return Transcript

What is an IRS Tax Return Transcript?

A Tax Return Transcript shows most line items from your tax return (Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ) as it was originally filed, including any accompanying forms and schedules. In most cases, your transcript includes all the information a lender or government agency needs. It does not show any changes you, your representative or the Internal Revenue Service made after you filed.

Tax Transcript Request Instructions  

How do I obtain it?

  • Online Version Request
    • Available on the IRS website at www.irs.gov
    • On the main page under Tools, Click “Get Transcript of Your Tax Records”
    • Click “Get Transcript Online”
    • Sign in using your personal information or create an account if you have not already done so.
    • Follow and complete the necessary steps indicated by the IRS.
    • Print the requested tax documentation.
  • Mail Version Request
    • Available on the IRS website at www.irs.gov
    • On the main page under Tools, Click “Get Transcript of Your Tax Records”
    • Click “Get Transcript by Mail”.
    • Provide the tax filer’s Name, SSN, DOB, Street Address, and Zip Code (these must exactly match the data provided on your tax return).
    • Click “Continue”.
    • In the “Type of Transcript” field, select “Return Transcript” and appropriate year requested in the “Tax Year” field.
    • Click “Continue”.
  • Telephone Request
    • Automated attendant – 1-800-908-9946.
  • Paper Request: