IRS Tax Return Transcript Request Process

IRS Tax Return Transcript Request Process

Tax filers can request an IRS tax return transcript of their tax return from the IRS, free of charge, several different ways. For more information please visit

1. Get Transcript Online Instantly

Available on the IRS Web site at

• In the Tools section of the homepage, click "Get a Tax Transcript".

• Click "Get Transcript ONLINE".

• Click "Get Started" if you do not already have an account or returning users can enter their username.

• To register and use this service you will need the following information:

o your SSN, date of birth, filing status and mailing address from latest tax return,

o access to your email account,

o your credit card number or account number from an auto loan, mortgage, home equity loan or home equity line of credit, and

o a mobile phone with your name on the account.

• Upon successful registration, you will be given the option to "continue" and use Get Transcript Online. It will ask you the reason you need a transcript to help you determine which type may be best for you. Make sure that you select the 2015 Tax RETURN Transcript.

• Your IRS Tax Return Transcript will come up for you to view. You can then either print the transcript and send it to us or save it and e-mail it to our office.

2. Get Tax Return Transcript by visiting your local IRS office

Find out if you have a local IRS office near you by going to

• If there is an IRS office near you, you may go and request them to print it off for you.

• You must have a photo ID with you and cannot request tax documents for anyone other than yourself.

3. Get Tax Return Transcript by Mail-Online Request

Available on the IRS Web site at

• In the Tools section of the homepage, click "Get a Tax Transcript".

• Click "Get Transcript by MAIL".

• Enter the tax filer’s Social Security Number, date of birth, street address, and zip or postal code. Use the address currently on file with the IRS. Generally this will be the address that was listed on the latest tax return filed. However, if an address change has been completed through the US Postal Service, the IRS may have the updated address on file. For a joint tax return, use the primary tax filer’s information.

• Click "Continue"

• In the Type of Transcript field, select "Return Transcript" and in the Tax Year field, select the applicable tax year.

• Click "Continue".

• If successfully validated, tax filers can expect to receive a paper IRS Tax Return Transcript at the address included in their online request, within 5 to 10 days from the time the on-line request was successfully transmitted to the IRS.

• IRS Tax Return Transcripts requested online cannot be sent directly to a third party by the IRS.

4. Get Tax Return Transcript by Mail-Telephone Request

If you are unable to use any of the methods above, you may try the automated phone transcript service at 800-908-9946 and also receive your transcript by mail. Please allow 5 to 10 calendar days for delivery.