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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) A transcript summarizes return information and includes Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). They are available for the most current tax year after the IRS has processed the return. People can also get them for the past three years. To get a transcript, you can Order online. Use the ‘Get Transcript ‘ tool available on IRS.gov. There is a link to it under the red TOOLS bar on the front page. You can also order by phone. To Order by phone the number to call is 800-908-9946. You cal also Order by mail. Complete and send either Form 4506-T or Form 4506T-EZ to the IRS to get one by mail. Source: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/how-to-get-tax-transcripts-and-copies-of-tax-returns-from-the-irs