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Tax_question10
Level 3

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Hi, 

 

 

How long it might take to get the tax transcripts after paper filing the tax returns.  is there any option for expediting to get the tax transcript. 

 

and how long it might tax after filing to get the tax transcript. 

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fanfare
Level 15

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Paper filing ? Make an extra print copy or photocopy for your own records.

Always print a copy of your completed tax return for your records, and review it carefully before e-Filing ( or mailing).
You will need it if you are audited by the IRS, or to amend if a TurboTax update changes your return or for any other reason.
AND, to find your AGI next year.

Tax_question10
Level 3

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we need the Tax transcripts given y the IRS after filing the taxes. 

 


You can get them free of cost here: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript

 

my question is how long it might take to get these  transcripts, please 

SteamTrain
Level 15

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@Tax_question10 

 

For a paper-filed 2019 tax return send in this year...a wild guess would be 2-9 months before they even look at your paper tax return to get it into their computers. 

 

A lot may depend on where your mail-filed tax return is in their stack.  The IRS manual entry staff is a fraction of normal during this pandemic. Those mailed in Feb would be processed and in their computers months before any mail-filed in July...since they appear to be  processing in-order of their receipt.   ( You did personally put it in the mail yourself didn't you? )

 

So if you do need a transcript as proof of filing  2019 for any reason, it won't be available until it is actually entered into their computers .  

 

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From the IRS:

 

"To protect the public and employees, and in compliance with orders of local health authorities around the country, certain IRS services such as live assistance on telephones, processing paper tax returns and responding to correspondence continue to be extremely limited."

 

*Answers are correct to the best of my knowledge when posted, but should not be considered to be legal or official tax advice.*
Critter-3
Level 15

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@Tax_question10 

 

WHY do you need a transcript ?  Will a signed copy of the filed return not do ? 

Tax_question10
Level 3

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To submit to another agency. USCIS, they require it. 

Critter-3
Level 15

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Well since you did not efile the return (thus getting an efiling postmark)  you are in for a long long wait.  I am sure they understand the IRS delays this year due to the Covid situation.   I suggest you check once a week until you get the desired information.    https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript

 

 

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