Can I get a copy of my tax return from the IRS?
Yes. You can get a free tax return transcript or an exact copy of your return directly from the IRS.
|Tax return transcript||Exact copy of your return|
|Includes most line items from your return, like AGI, and looks like this||Includes all forms and attachments|
|Available for current tax year and three prior tax years||Available for current tax year and six prior tax years|
|Free||Costs $50 (this fee may be waived in Presidentially-declared disaster areas)|
|Ordered online at the IRS’s Get Transcript page||Ordered by mail using IRS Form 4506 (follow instructions on page 2)|
|Online available same day, print arrives in 5–10 days||May take up to 75 days for delivery|
If you need a copy for your lender, check which version you need. Most lenders will accept a transcript.
For more info about ordering tax returns from the IRS, see IRS Tax Topic 156.