Q) Hi there my name is Bryanna and I am trying to request tax transcripts for school but I can’t seem to get a hold of anyone by phone or the website. When I call the local office I am told to get the transcripts online. What can I do? Can I go to the local office? I can’t make an appointment on the phone. Am I just out of luck because of the government shutdown?
A) Hi Bryanna, I understand that you are trying to request tax transcripts for school, but you are having trouble getting a hold of anyone by phone or the website. I am sorry to hear that you are having this issue.
The IRS is currently experiencing a government shutdown, which is why you may be having trouble getting a hold of anyone. The shutdown is also affecting the IRS’s ability to process tax transcripts, which is why you may be unable to get them online.
I recommend that you try calling the IRS again. You may be able to get a hold of someone if you call during off-peak hours. You can also try calling the IRS’s toll-free number at 1-800-829-1040.
If you are still unable to get a hold of anyone by phone, you can try going to your local IRS office. You can find the address of your local IRS office by visiting the IRS website.
When you go to your local IRS office, you will need to bring your identification and proof of your address. You will also need to fill out Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return.
The IRS representative will be able to help you request your tax transcripts. They will also be able to answer any questions that you have about the government shutdown and its impact on tax transcripts.
I hope this information is helpful. Please let me know if you have any other questions.