Need a Copy of Your Tax Return Information?

Taxpayers have two easy and convenient options for getting copies of their federal tax return information - tax return transcripts and tax account transcripts - by phone or by mail.

A tax return transcript shows most line items from the tax return (Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ) as it was originally filed, including any accompanying forms and schedules. It does not reflect any changes you, your representative or the IRS made after the return was filed. In many cases, a return transcript will meet the requirements of lending institutions such as those offering mortgages and student loans.

A tax account transcript shows any later adjustments either you or the IRS made after the tax return was filed. This transcript shows basic data, including marital status, type of return filed, adjusted gross income and taxable income.

Request either transcript by calling 1-800-829-1040, or order by mail using IRS Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return. The IRS does not charge a fee for transcripts, which are available for the current and three prior calendar years. Allow two weeks for delivery.

If you need a photocopy of a previously processed tax return and attachments, complete Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Form, and mail it to the IRS address listed on the form for your area. There is a fee of $39 for each tax period requested. Copies are generally available for the current and past 6 years.

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Capital Gain on Shares? Wait Few More Days Before Filing Income Tax Returns  MoneylifeWith the Income Tax (I-T) department changing the method for calculation of capital gains tax, taxpayer are being advised not to file returns in a hurry and wait for ...
Revised tax treaties usher in a new era in investment, taxation  LivemintNEW DELHI: For about a decade-and-a-half, revenue authorities examining foreign investment proposals received by the erstwhile Foreign Investment ...
How to get tax e-refund  Economic TimesIt is important for the assessee to first link the PAN to the bank account to be able to prevalidate the bank account.
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Erdoğan touts tax-free forex sales for exporters  Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey's president on June 16 touted the benefits for Turkish exporters in their being exempt from taxes over foreign currency purchases.
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SCOTUS Won't Review Three Tax Cases With Session Nearing Close  Bloomberg TaxThe Supreme Court won't review three tax cases involving deductions, omitted taxes, and excessive fines, it said June 17.
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India’s DTAA with Canada doesn’t offer tax relief on gains from sale of property  LivemintI bought a flat in December 2017 for ₹1.2 crore in New Delhi. However, I got a job offer in 2018 and moved to Canada as a permanent resident. I have some ...
Tax settlement body orders Indiabulls Real Estate to pay Rs 300 cr on undisclosed income  MoneycontrolThe Income Tax Settlement Commission, in an order on April 30, has asked Indiabulls Real Estate to pay Rs 300 crore, as tax and interest charges, ...
UK industry calls for delay of IR35 off-payroll tax rules to private sector  The RegisterIndustry bodies are urging the British government to delay its plans to extend much-hated anti-avoidance tax law IR35 to the private sector, according to an ...
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Estate tax amnesty scheme starts today  INQUIRER.netThe Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) today starts accepting applications for the much-awaited reprieve for heirs who have yet to pay the taxes due from their ...

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