Hi. I've seen posted on here a few answers to this question, but when I look on the IRS site I see:
Caution: The Get Transcript Service is for individual taxpayers to retrieve their own transcripts for their own purposes. Use by any other entities is prohibited.
I see no place to order a business tax return transcript, form 1120, online. Can I make an appointment at a local IRS center to pick it up in person? Also the number listed on the site: 8009089946 seems to be there for personal tax transcripts.
In response to your questions:
- the new transcript online tool is for individual tax returns only
- should any local IRS office be open for appointments, they will NOT have a copy of your business return nor will they be able to obtain one
- You will need to complete form 4506-T to obtain a transcript or form 4506 to get an actual copy of your business return.
- Regardless of the form requested, I would imagine it will take quite a while to get your copy given the pandemic, gearing up for tax season and short staffed.
You can order a transcript of your business return by calling the IRS hotline 1-800-908-9946.
Keep in mind that a transcript isn't a photocopy of your return. If you need a copy of your original return, complete and mail Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return, along with the applicable fee.
For additional information please see: Transcript Types and Ways to Order Them
I made an appointment at my local IRS branch and they were able to print off my business transcript. In addition they stamped "received" on a copy of my 2019 1120 that I brought with.