Some people have lost their records moving. If this is you then you should read on about how to get a copy of your tax return. You most likely will need a copy of your tax returns for a loan today.
If you need to get a copy of tax return, then you should check with CPA, accountant, or tax preparer first. Most tax preparers keep copies of the returns prepared for you. This would be the easiest way to get a copy of your tax return. Depending on the CPA or tax preparer, they might provide a free copy or charge a fee for copying the documents.
If you are unable to get a copy from your CPA, accountant, or tax preparer, then you should contact the Internal Revenue Service. You can call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 or complete or form. The IRS will provide a transcript free of charge. The IRS indicates that the transcript will provide most information required by lenders.
However, if you still need a copy of your tax return, the IRS they charge $57. You can use form 4506 to request a copy of tax return and form 4506T to request a copy of your transcript.
The following are links to the forms:
www . irs .gov/pub/ irs -pdf/f4506.pdf
www . irs .gov/pub/ irs -pdf/f4506t.pdf
The IRS provides the following information on their web site:
You have two easy and convenient options for getting copies of your federal tax return information–tax return transcripts and tax account transcripts–by phone or by mail.
Request transcripts by calling 1-800-829-1040, or order by mail using IRS Form 4506T (Request for Transcript of Tax Return). We do not charge a fee for transcripts. Allow two weeks for delivery.
A tax return transcript shows most line items from your tax return (Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ) as it was originally filed, including any accompanying forms and schedules. It does not reflect any changes you, your representative or the IRS made after the return was filed. In many cases, a return transcript will meet the requirements of lending institutions such as those offering mortgages and for applying for student loans.
A tax account transcript shows any later adjustments either you or the IRS made after the tax return was filed. This transcript shows basic data, including marital status, type of return filed, adjusted gross income and taxable income.