You have two easy and convenient options for getting copies of your federal tax return information--tax
transcripts and tax
Request transcripts by calling 1-800-829-1040, or order by mail using
IRS Form 4506T
Request for FREE Transcript of Tax Return
). Allow 14 days for delivery.
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.
A tax return transcript
shows most line items from your 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 for applying for student loans.