IRS tax records may be obtained through the IRS Website as indicated below. Be sure to request the correct IRS record type and year.
- Request Online – Go to irs.gov. Click “Get Your Tax Record.” Click “Get Transcript Online.” To use this online tool, the user must have (1) access to a valid email address, (2) a text-enabled mobile phone in the user’s name (pay-as-you-go plans cannot be used), and (3) specific financial account numbers such as a credit card number or an account number for a home mortgage or auto loan. Upon successful completion of the IRS’s two-step authentication, you will have immediate access to your tax documents for the past 4 tax years.
For the options below the IRS must have your current mailing address on file for you to receive the information. If they do not have your current mailing address, you must first update your address by mailing IRS Form 8822 to them. You can find this form and instructions on the IRS website. Once the IRS has updated your mailing address, you can use one of the options below:
- Request by Mail – Go to irs.gov. Click “Get Your Tax Record.” Click “Get Transcript by Mail.” Complete the online form and indicate the record type requested for the applicable tax year. The transcript is generally received within 10 business days from the IRS’s receipt of the online request.
- Automated Telephone Request – 1-800-908-9946. Follow the phone prompts to request the record type for the applicable tax year. The transcript is generally received within 10 business days from the telephone request.
If you are unable to obtain your transcript by one of the methods above, then you will need to complete:
- Paper Request Form – IRS Form 4506-T. Go to www.irs.gov, click “Forms & Instructions.” Enter the form name 4506-T in the search bar. Complete the form and mail to the IRS. (See 2nd page of form for mailing address.) The transcript is generally received within 10 business days from the IRS’s receipt of the paper request form.