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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.
How to get your free tax return transcript
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 need a copy of your return to apply for a loan or financial aid, ask your lender if a tax return transcript (as opposed to a full copy) meets their requirements.
The fastest way to get your transcript is to order online (click here) or by calling (800) 908-9946. Allow up to 10 days to receive your transcript.
Ordering by mail takes up to 30 days. To order by mail, complete Form 4506T-EZ (personal returns) or Form 4506T (businesses, partnerships, or if you need transcript information from other forms or a tax account transcript).
How to order an exact copy of your return
If you need an exact copy of your tax return, including all attachments, you can order one from the IRS for $50.00 (possibly waived if you live in a Presidentially-declared disaster area).
Exact copies are available from the IRS for the current and past six tax years. See IRS Tax Topic 156 for further ordering instructions. Please allow up to 60 days for delivery.