I need transcripts from irs confirming my recent filing of my back tax years. 2008, 2012, 13, 14, & 15. How do i get these?
A) To obtain transcripts from the IRS confirming your recent filing of your back tax years, you can request them online, by phone, or by mail.
Online: You can access your transcripts online through the IRS’s Get Transcript tool. You will need to provide your Social Security number, date of birth, and other personal information to verify your identity. Once your identity is verified, you can view and print your transcripts online.
By phone: You can call the IRS’s automated telephone service at 1-800-908-9946 to request your transcripts. You will need to provide your Social Security number, date of birth, and other personal information to verify your identity. The transcripts will be mailed to your address on file with the IRS.
By mail: You can submit Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return, to request your transcripts by mail. The form is available on the IRS website or from your tax professional. You will need to provide your Social Security number, date of birth, and other personal information, as well as the tax years and type of transcript you are requesting. You can specify whether you want a tax return transcript or an account transcript. The transcripts will be mailed to your address on file with the IRS.
It’s important to note that transcripts are not the same as copies of your tax returns. Transcripts provide a summary of the information on your tax returns, while copies provide an actual copy of the returns themselves. If you need copies of your tax returns, you can request them by submitting Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return, or by using the IRS’s Get Transcript by Mail tool.
According to the IRS: You can get a transcript by mail to view your tax account transactions or line-by-line tax return information for a specific tax year. The method you used to file your return and whether you have a refund or balance due, affects your current year transcript availability. Note: If you need a copy of your return, you must use Form 4506, Request for Copy of Return. https://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript