The IRS is not processing transcript requests by mail until further notice.
To obtain a transcript online, visit the IRS Get Transcipt page
You can request a transcript or a copy of your tax return from the IRS by completing one of the following forms:
Read IRS Topic 156 Copy of Your Tax Return - How to Get One for more information.
To file a prior-year return, see Previous Year's TaxAct Products for a list of available Online and Desktop programs. If you used TaxAct in a prior year and need to access your account, see Accessing Prior Year Returns.
A transcript is a printout of your tax return form only. A copy of your return is your return plus all attachments. Most of the time you can meet a need for tax return information with a transcript. For example, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services or lending agencies for student loans and mortgages may accept a transcript of a return rather than a copy of a return.
A tax return transcript will show most line items contained on the return as it was originally filed. If you need a statement of your tax account that shows changes that you or the IRS made after the original return was filed, request a tax account transcript.
Both transcripts are generally available for the current and past three years for free. You should receive the transcript within 10 to 30 business days from the time the IRS gets your request.
If you've been impacted by a federally declared disaster, the IRS will waive the usual fees and expedite requests for copies of tax returns so you can apply for benefits or file amended returns claiming disaster-related losses.
For more information, refer to Topic 107 or call the IRS Disaster Assistance Hotline at 1-866-562-5227.