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How to order a copy of your return from the IRS

If you can't find a tax return that you know you filed with the IRS, you can either order a free transcript or an exact copy.

Order a tax return transcript (free)

A tax return transcript shows most line items from your Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040-EZ tax return as it was originally filed, including related forms and schedules. Transcripts are available for the current and past three tax years.

Tip: If you're applying for a loan or financial aid, ask your lender if a tax return transcript (as opposed to a full copy) meets their requirements.

Order your transcript from the IRS Get Transcript service, or by calling them toll-free at 1-800-908-9946.

Order an exact copy ($50)

If you need an exact copy of your tax return, including W-2s and all attachments, you can order one from the IRS for $50.00 by filling out Form 4506.

The fee may be waived if you live in a Presidentially-declared disaster area.

Exact copies are available for the current and past six tax years. Please allow up to 75 days for delivery.

More info about ordering tax returns and transcripts at IRS Tax Topic 156

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