You can get various Form 1040-series transcript types online or by mail. If you need your prior year Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) to e-file, choose the tax return transcript type when making your request. If you only need to find out how much you owe or verify payments you made within the last 18 months, you can view your tax account.
Form 4506 Request for Copy of Tax Return Form 4506-A Request for Public Inspection or Copy of Exempt or Political Organization IRS Form Instructions for Form 4506-A, Request for Public Inspection or Copy of Exempt or Political Organization IRS Form
Copy of Your Tax Return. There are different ways to obtain tax return information. Most requests can be satisfied with a computer printout of your return information called a transcript. However, sometimes you need an exact copy of a previously filed and processed tax return with all attachments (including Form W-2).
You can obtain a transcript of tax returns that you have already filed, including Form 1040, by contacting the IRS at 1-800-829-1040. You can also use IRS Form 4506T (Request for Transcript of Tax Return) to request a copy by mail.
IRS Form 4506 Request for Copy of Tax Return (IRS fee) Note: If you need to file a prior year return, see Previous Year's TaxAct Products for a list of available Online and Desktop programs. If you used TaxAct in a prior year and need to access your account, see Accessing Prior Year Returns .
If you need your AGI from last year to e-file but are having trouble finding it, you can just print and mail your return (you don't need your AGI for that).. Yes. You can get a free tax return transcript or an exact copy of your return directly from the IRS.
If you need to get a copy of a 1040 tax form, your tax preparer may be the quickest source for finding the data you need. But you can also contact the IRS online, by mail or over the phone to request an actual duplicate copy of your 1040 or a transcript of the data that your 1040 contained.
You do not need a tax return copy if you only need the previous year AGI. When applying for a mortgage, loan, etc., you might be asked to provide a copy or transcript of your IRS tax return. While a transcript is a document that summaries the information from your tax return, a copy shows your completed, submitted, and accepted tax return.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can provide you with copies of your tax returns from the most recent seven tax years. You can request copies by preparing Form 4506 and attaching payment of $50 for each one. Once the IRS receives your request, it can take up to 60 days for the agency to process it.
To request a 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ tax return transcript by mail or fax, complete Form 4506T-EZ, Short Form Request for Individual Tax Return Transcript. Businesses and individuals who need a tax account transcript should use Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return.