To request a tax return transcript, taxpayers can go to the IRS website and request either an online transcript or physical copy, or they can call the IRS hotline and follow the prompts. It is necessary to provide personal information.
When requesting a physical copy be mailed, taxpayers should allow five to 10 business days from the time of the request for the transcript to arrive. Those making requests for a digital copy online are allowed access to their transcripts in PDF form faster.
Tax return transcripts contain most of the line items, along with any accompanying forms or schedules.