IRS Form 4506-T "Request for Transcript of Tax Return"

What Is Form 4506-T?

IRS Form 4506-T, Request For Transcript of Tax Return, is a document developed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for those taxpayers who want to request tax return information, such as different types of transcripts, a record of their account, and verification of non-filing.

Alternate Name:

  • IRS Transcript Request Form.

The application was last revised on March 1, 2021. A 4506-T fillable form is available for download through the link below.

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What Is Form 4506-T Used For?

The 4506-T Form is used for requesting different types of information. That information can be:

  • Return Transcript. This type of transcript includes most of the line items of a tax return filed with the IRS. A return transcript is only available for certain types of forms, which can include: 1040 Series Forms, Form 1120, Form 1065 Form 1120-H, Form 1120-L, and Form 1120-S;
  • Account Transcript. This provides information on the financial status of the account, such as penalty assessments, payments made on the account, and adjustments made by the applicant or the IRS after the return was filed;
  • Record of Account. If a filer is not sure what kind of transcript they should request, it is recommended to order a record of the account, because it provides the most detailed information. It compiles the Return Transcript and the Account Transcript;
  • Verification of Nonfiling. Taxpayers can request verification of nonfiling if they need to get proof from the IRS that they didn't file a return for the year;
  • Form W-2, Form 1099 series, Form 1098 series, Form 5498 series transcripts. If requested, the IRS can provide transcripts from these information returns.

Most of the requests take ten business days to process.

How To Fill Out 4506-T?

Completing a 4506-T Form is a straightforward process. However, an applicant should be aware that if the document is incomplete or contains any invalid information, their request can be rejected.

The application consists of a few lines in which a filer is supposed to fill out the gaps, which includes the following:

  1. Name Here an applicant should enter their name as shown on their return. If the application is filed jointly, then an applicant should enter the name shown first;
  2. Spouse's Name (if applicable);
  3. Social Security Number. Or individual taxpayer identification number (depending on what is shown on the return), or employer identification number (if the request is related to a business return);
  4. Second Social Security Number (if filing jointly with a spouse);
  5. Current Address. Here a taxpayer should designate their address, including apartment, number, city, state, zip code;
  6. Previous Address. Taxpayers use this field to state the previous address shown on their last return if it's different from their current address;
  7. Customer File Number. Completion of this line is optional, however, filers can use this section to enter ten (or less) numeric characters to create a unique custom file number that will appear on the transcript they requested;
  8. Item Requested. A filer must enter the tax form number here and choose the type of transcript they want to request;
  9. Period Requested. Applicants must enter the ending date of the year or period they requested;
  10. Signature. An application should be signed after all the items on the application are filled in;
  11. Title According to 4506-T instructions, if the document is submitted on behalf of a corporation, estate, trust or partnership, a filer should designate their title and attach an authorization document;
  12. Spouse's Signature (if applicable).

Where to Mail Form 4506-T?

After completing a 4506-T tax form a filer must submit it to the IRS. The address depends on the state where an applicant filed an individual return and lived in. If an applicant requested an individual transcript (Form 1040 series, Form W-2, and Form 1099), they should mail or fax the application to:

Internal Revenue Service RAIVS Team, Stop 6716 AUSC, Austin, TX 73301 (855-587-9604)

AL, KY, LA, MS, TN, TX, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands

Internal Revenue Service RAIVS Team, Stop 37106, Fresno, CA 93888 (855-800-8105)

AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, OK, OR, SD, UT, WA, WI, WY

Internal Revenue Service RAIVS Team, Stop 6705 S-2, Kansas City, MO 64999 (855-821-0094)

CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ME, MD, MA, MO, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, VT, VA, WV

Requests for all other transcripts should be mailed or faxed to the following addresses:

Internal Revenue Service RAIVS Team, Stop 6705 S-2, Kansas City, MO 64999 (855-821-0094)

ME, MA, NH, NY, PA, VT

Internal Revenue Service RAIVS Team, PO Box 9941, Mail Stop 6734 Ogden, UT 84409 (855-298-1145)

Other states, a foreign country, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the US Virgin Islands, APO or FPO address

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4506-T
Request for Transcript of Tax Return
Form
Do not sign this form unless all applicable lines have been completed.
OMB No. 1545-1872
(March 2021)
Request may be rejected if the form is incomplete or illegible.
Department of the Treasury
For more information about Form 4506-T, visit www.irs.gov/form4506t.
Internal Revenue Service
Tip. Use Form 4506-T to order a transcript or other return information free of charge. See the product list below. You can quickly request transcripts by using
our automated self-help service tools. Please visit us at IRS.gov and click on “Get a Tax Transcript...” under “Tools” or call 1-800-908-9946. If you need a copy
of your return, use Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return. There is a fee to get a copy of your return.
1a Name shown on tax return. If a joint return, enter the name
1b First social security number on tax return, individual taxpayer identification
number, or employer identification number (see instructions)
shown first.
2a If a joint return, enter spouse’s name shown on tax return.
2b Second social security number or individual taxpayer
identification number if joint tax return
3
Current name, address (including apt., room, or suite no.), city, state, and ZIP code (see instructions)
4
Previous address shown on the last return filed if different from line 3 (see instructions)
5 Customer file number (if applicable) (see instructions)
Note: Effective July 2019, the IRS will mail tax transcript requests only to your address of record. See What’s New under Future Developments on
Page 2 for additional information.
Transcript requested. Enter the tax form number here (1040, 1065, 1120, etc.) and check the appropriate box below. Enter only one tax form
6
number per request.
a
Return Transcript, which includes most of the line items of a tax return as filed with the IRS. A tax return transcript does not reflect
changes made to the account after the return is processed. Transcripts are only available for the following returns: Form 1040 series,
Form 1065, Form 1120, Form 1120-A, Form 1120-H, Form 1120-L, and Form 1120S. Return transcripts are available for the current year
and returns processed during the prior 3 processing years. Most requests will be processed within 10 business days
.
.
.
.
.
.
b
Account Transcript, which contains information on the financial status of the account, such as payments made on the account, penalty
assessments, and adjustments made by you or the IRS after the return was filed. Return information is limited to items such as tax liability
and estimated tax payments. Account transcripts are available for most returns. Most requests will be processed within 10 business days
.
c
Record of Account, which provides the most detailed information as it is a combination of the Return Transcript and the Account
Transcript. Available for current year and 3 prior tax years. Most requests will be processed within 10 business days
.
.
.
.
.
.
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Verification of Nonfiling, which is proof from the IRS that you did not file a return for the year. Current year requests are only available
after June 15th. There are no availability restrictions on prior year requests. Most requests will be processed within 10 business days .
.
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Form W-2, Form 1099 series, Form 1098 series, or Form 5498 series transcript. The IRS can provide a transcript that includes data from
these information returns. State or local information is not included with the Form W-2 information. The IRS may be able to provide this
transcript information for up to 10 years. Information for the current year is generally not available until the year after it is filed with the IRS. For
example, W-2 information for 2016, filed in 2017, will likely not be available from the IRS until 2018. If you need W-2 information for retirement
purposes, you should contact the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213. Most requests will be processed within 10 business days .
Caution: If you need a copy of Form W-2 or Form 1099, you should first contact the payer. To get a copy of the Form W-2 or Form 1099 filed
with your return, you must use Form 4506 and request a copy of your return, which includes all attachments.
9
Year or period requested. Enter the ending date of the year or period, using the mm/dd/yyyy format. If you are requesting more than four
years or periods, you must attach another Form 4506-T. For requests relating to quarterly tax returns, such as Form 941, you must enter
each quarter or tax period separately.
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
Caution: Do not sign this form unless all applicable lines have been completed.
Signature of taxpayer(s). I declare that I am either the taxpayer whose name is shown on line 1a or 2a, or a person authorized to obtain the tax
information requested. If the request applies to a joint return, at least one spouse must sign. If signed by a corporate officer, 1 percent or more
shareholder, partner, managing member, guardian, tax matters partner, executor, receiver, administrator, trustee, or party other than the taxpayer, I
certify that I have the authority to execute Form 4506-T on behalf of the taxpayer. Note: This form must be received by IRS within 120 days of the
signature date.
Signatory attests that he/she has read the attestation clause and upon so reading declares that he/she
Phone number of taxpayer on line
has the authority to sign the Form 4506-T. See instructions.
1a or 2a
Signature (see instructions)
Date
Sign
Here
Title (if line 1a above is a corporation, partnership, estate, or trust)
Spouse’s signature
Date
4506-T
For Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see page 2.
Form
(Rev. 3-2021)
Cat. No. 37667N
4506-T
Request for Transcript of Tax Return
Form
Do not sign this form unless all applicable lines have been completed.
OMB No. 1545-1872
(March 2021)
Request may be rejected if the form is incomplete or illegible.
Department of the Treasury
For more information about Form 4506-T, visit www.irs.gov/form4506t.
Internal Revenue Service
Tip. Use Form 4506-T to order a transcript or other return information free of charge. See the product list below. You can quickly request transcripts by using
our automated self-help service tools. Please visit us at IRS.gov and click on “Get a Tax Transcript...” under “Tools” or call 1-800-908-9946. If you need a copy
of your return, use Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return. There is a fee to get a copy of your return.
1a Name shown on tax return. If a joint return, enter the name
1b First social security number on tax return, individual taxpayer identification
number, or employer identification number (see instructions)
shown first.
2a If a joint return, enter spouse’s name shown on tax return.
2b Second social security number or individual taxpayer
identification number if joint tax return
3
Current name, address (including apt., room, or suite no.), city, state, and ZIP code (see instructions)
4
Previous address shown on the last return filed if different from line 3 (see instructions)
5 Customer file number (if applicable) (see instructions)
Note: Effective July 2019, the IRS will mail tax transcript requests only to your address of record. See What’s New under Future Developments on
Page 2 for additional information.
Transcript requested. Enter the tax form number here (1040, 1065, 1120, etc.) and check the appropriate box below. Enter only one tax form
6
number per request.
a
Return Transcript, which includes most of the line items of a tax return as filed with the IRS. A tax return transcript does not reflect
changes made to the account after the return is processed. Transcripts are only available for the following returns: Form 1040 series,
Form 1065, Form 1120, Form 1120-A, Form 1120-H, Form 1120-L, and Form 1120S. Return transcripts are available for the current year
and returns processed during the prior 3 processing years. Most requests will be processed within 10 business days
.
.
.
.
.
.
b
Account Transcript, which contains information on the financial status of the account, such as payments made on the account, penalty
assessments, and adjustments made by you or the IRS after the return was filed. Return information is limited to items such as tax liability
and estimated tax payments. Account transcripts are available for most returns. Most requests will be processed within 10 business days
.
c
Record of Account, which provides the most detailed information as it is a combination of the Return Transcript and the Account
Transcript. Available for current year and 3 prior tax years. Most requests will be processed within 10 business days
.
.
.
.
.
.
7
Verification of Nonfiling, which is proof from the IRS that you did not file a return for the year. Current year requests are only available
after June 15th. There are no availability restrictions on prior year requests. Most requests will be processed within 10 business days .
.
8
Form W-2, Form 1099 series, Form 1098 series, or Form 5498 series transcript. The IRS can provide a transcript that includes data from
these information returns. State or local information is not included with the Form W-2 information. The IRS may be able to provide this
transcript information for up to 10 years. Information for the current year is generally not available until the year after it is filed with the IRS. For
example, W-2 information for 2016, filed in 2017, will likely not be available from the IRS until 2018. If you need W-2 information for retirement
purposes, you should contact the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213. Most requests will be processed within 10 business days .
Caution: If you need a copy of Form W-2 or Form 1099, you should first contact the payer. To get a copy of the Form W-2 or Form 1099 filed
with your return, you must use Form 4506 and request a copy of your return, which includes all attachments.
9
Year or period requested. Enter the ending date of the year or period, using the mm/dd/yyyy format. If you are requesting more than four
years or periods, you must attach another Form 4506-T. For requests relating to quarterly tax returns, such as Form 941, you must enter
each quarter or tax period separately.
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
Caution: Do not sign this form unless all applicable lines have been completed.
Signature of taxpayer(s). I declare that I am either the taxpayer whose name is shown on line 1a or 2a, or a person authorized to obtain the tax
information requested. If the request applies to a joint return, at least one spouse must sign. If signed by a corporate officer, 1 percent or more
shareholder, partner, managing member, guardian, tax matters partner, executor, receiver, administrator, trustee, or party other than the taxpayer, I
certify that I have the authority to execute Form 4506-T on behalf of the taxpayer. Note: This form must be received by IRS within 120 days of the
signature date.
Signatory attests that he/she has read the attestation clause and upon so reading declares that he/she
Phone number of taxpayer on line
has the authority to sign the Form 4506-T. See instructions.
1a or 2a
Signature (see instructions)
Date
Sign
Here
Title (if line 1a above is a corporation, partnership, estate, or trust)
Spouse’s signature
Date
4506-T
For Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see page 2.
Form
(Rev. 3-2021)
Cat. No. 37667N
2
Form 4506-T (Rev. 3-2021)
Page
Individuals. Transcripts of jointly filed tax returns may be
Section references are to the Internal Revenue Code unless
Chart for individual transcripts
otherwise noted.
furnished to either spouse. Only one signature is required.
(Form 1040 series and Form W-2
Sign Form 4506-T exactly as your name appeared on the
Future Developments
original return. If you changed your name, also sign your
and Form 1099)
current name.
For the latest information about Form 4506-T and its
If you filed an
instructions, go to www.irs.gov/form4506t. Information about
Corporations. Generally, Form 4506-T can be signed by:
any recent developments affecting Form 4506-T (such as
(1) an officer having legal authority to bind the corporation, (2)
individual return and
Mail or fax to:
legislation enacted after we released it) will be posted on that
any person designated by the board of directors or other
lived in:
page.
governing body, or (3) any officer or employee on written
request by any principal officer and attested to by the
The filing location for the Form 4506-T has changed. Please
Internal Revenue Service
Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi,
secretary or other officer. A bona fide shareholder of record
see Chart for individual transcripts or Chart for all other
Texas, a foreign country,
RAIVS Team
owning 1 percent or more of the outstanding stock of the
transcripts for the correct mailing location.
American Samoa, Puerto Rico,
Stop 6716 AUSC
corporation may submit a Form 4506-T but must provide
What’s New. As part of its ongoing efforts to protect
Guam, the Commonwealth of
Austin, TX 73301
documentation to support the requester's right to receive the
taxpayer data, the Internal Revenue Service announced that
the Northern Mariana Islands,
information.
in July 2019, it will stop all third-party mailings of requested
the U.S. Virgin Islands, or
Partnerships. Generally, Form 4506-T can be signed by
transcripts. After this date masked Tax Transcripts will only
855-587-9604
A.P.O. or F.P.O. address
any person who was a member of the partnership during any
be mailed to the taxpayer’s address of record.
part of the tax period requested on line 9.
If a third-party is unable to accept a Tax Transcript mailed to
Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware,
Internal Revenue Service
All others. See section 6103(e) if the taxpayer has died, is
the taxpayer, they may either contract with an existing IVES
RAIVS Team
Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
insolvent, is a dissolved corporation, or if a trustee, guardian,
participant or become an IVES participant themselves. For
Stop 6705 S-2
Kentucky, Maine,
executor, receiver, or administrator is acting for the taxpayer.
additional information about the IVES program, go to
Massachusetts, Minnesota,
Kansas City, MO 64999
www.irs.gov and search IVES.
Note: If you are Heir at law, Next of kin, or Beneficiary you
Missouri, New Hampshire,
General Instructions
must be able to establish a material interest in the estate or
trust.
New Jersey, New York, North
Caution: Do not sign this form unless all applicable lines
855-821-0094
Carolina, Oklahoma, South
Documentation. For entities other than individuals, you
have been completed.
must attach the authorization document. For example, this
Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont,
Purpose of form. Use Form 4506-T to request tax return
could be the letter from the principal officer authorizing an
Virginia, Wisconsin
information. Taxpayers using a tax year beginning in one
employee of the corporation or the letters testamentary
calendar year and ending in the following year (fiscal tax year)
authorizing an individual to act for an estate.
Alaska, Arizona, California,
Internal Revenue Service
must file Form 4506-T to request a return transcript.
Signature by a representative. A representative can sign
RAIVS Team
Colorado, Connecticut, District
Note: If you are unsure of which type of transcript you need,
Form 4506-T for a taxpayer only if the taxpayer has
P.O. Box 9941
of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho,
request the Record of Account, as it provides the most
specifically delegated this authority to the representative on
Kansas, Maryland, Michigan,
Mail Stop 6734
detailed information.
Form 2848, line 5. The representative must attach Form 2848
Montana, Nebraska, Nevada,
Ogden, UT 84409
showing the delegation to Form 4506-T.
Customer File Number. The transcripts provided by the IRS
New Mexico, North Dakota,
have been modified to protect taxpayers' privacy. Transcripts
Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania,
Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice. We ask
only display partial personal information, such as the last four
Rhode Island, South Dakota,
855-298-1145
for the information on this form to establish your right to gain
digits of the taxpayer's Social Security Number. Full financial
access to the requested tax information under the Internal
Utah, Washington, West
and tax information, such as wages and taxable income, are
Revenue Code. We need this information to properly identify
Virginia, Wyoming
shown on the transcript.
the tax information and respond to your request. You are not
An optional Customer File Number field is available to use
required to request any transcript; if you do request a
when requesting a transcript. This number will print on the
Chart for all other transcripts
transcript, sections 6103 and 6109 and their regulations
transcript. See Line 5 instructions for specific requirements.
require you to provide this information, including your SSN or
The customer file number is an optional field and not
If you lived in
EIN. If you do not provide this information, we may not be
required.
or your business was
able to process your request. Providing false or fraudulent
Mail or fax to:
Tip. Use Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return, to
information may subject you to penalties.
in:
request copies of tax returns.
Routine uses of this information include giving it to the
Automated transcript request. You can quickly request
Department of Justice for civil and criminal litigation, and
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona,
Internal Revenue Service
transcripts by using our automated self-help service tools.
cities, states, the District of Columbia, and U.S.
Arkansas, California,
RAIVS Team
Please visit us at IRS.gov and click on “Get a Tax
commonwealths and possessions for use in administering
P.O. Box 9941
Colorado, Florida, Hawaii,
Transcript...” under “Tools” or call 1-800-908-9946.
their tax laws. We may also disclose this information to other
Mail Stop 6734
Idaho, Iowa, Kansas,
countries under a tax treaty, to federal and state agencies to
Where to file. Mail or fax Form 4506-T to the address below
Louisiana, Minnesota,
Ogden, UT 84409
enforce federal nontax criminal laws, or to federal law
for the state you lived in, or the state your business was in,
Mississippi, Missouri,
enforcement and intelligence agencies to combat terrorism.
when that return was filed. There are two address charts: one
Montana, Nebraska, Nevada,
for individual transcripts (Form 1040 series and Form W-2)
You are not required to provide the information requested
855-298-1145
New Mexico, North Dakota,
and one for all other transcripts.
on a form that is subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act
Oklahoma, Oregon, South
unless the form displays a valid OMB control number. Books
If you are requesting more than one transcript or other
or records relating to a form or its instructions must be
Dakota, Texas, Utah,
product and the chart shows two different addresses, send
retained as long as their contents may become material in the
Washington, Wyoming, a
your request to the address based on the address of your
administration of any Internal Revenue law. Generally, tax
most recent return.
foreign country, American
returns and return information are confidential, as required by
Samoa, Puerto Rico, Guam,
Line 1b. Enter your employer identification number (EIN) if
section 6103.
the Commonwealth of the
your request relates to a business return. Otherwise, enter the
The time needed to complete and file Form 4506-T will
Northern Mariana Islands,
first social security number (SSN) or your individual taxpayer
vary depending on individual circumstances. The estimated
identification number (ITIN) shown on the return. For
the U.S. Virgin Islands,
average time is: Learning about the law or the form, 10
example, if you are requesting Form 1040 that includes
A.P.O. or F.P.O. address
min.; Preparing the form, 12 min.; and Copying,
Schedule C (Form 1040), enter your SSN.
assembling, and sending the form to the IRS, 20 min.
Connecticut, Delaware,
Internal Revenue Service
Line 3. Enter your current address. If you use a P.O. box,
If you have comments concerning the accuracy of these
include it on this line.
RAIVS Team
District of Columbia,
time estimates or suggestions for making Form 4506-T
simpler, we would be happy to hear from you. You can write
Stop 6705 S-2
Georgia, Illinois, Indiana,
Line 4. Enter the address shown on the last return filed if
to:
different from the address entered on line 3.
Kentucky, Maine, Maryland,
Kansas City, MO 64999
Internal Revenue Service
Massachusetts, Michigan,
Note: If the addresses on lines 3 and 4 are different and you
Tax Forms and Publications Division
New Hampshire, New
have not changed your address with the IRS, file Form 8822,
1111 Constitution Ave. NW, IR-6526
855-821-0094
Change of Address. For a business address, file Form 8822-
Jersey, New York, North
B, Change of Address or Responsible Party — Business.
Washington, DC 20224
Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania,
Line 5. Enter up to 10 numeric characters to create a unique
Do not send the form to this address. Instead, see Where
Rhode Island, South
customer file number that will appear on the transcript. The
to file on this page.
Carolina, Tennessee,
customer file number should not contain an SSN.
Vermont, Virginia, West
Completion of this line is not required.
Virginia, Wisconsin
Note. If you use an SSN, name or combination of both, we
will not input the information and the customer file number
will reflect a generic entry of “9999999999” on the transcript.
Line 6. Enter only one tax form number per request.
Signature and date. Form 4506-T must be signed and dated
by the taxpayer listed on line 1a or 2a. The IRS must receive
Form 4506-T within 120 days of the date signed by the
taxpayer or it will be rejected. Ensure that all applicable lines
are completed before signing.
You must check the box in the signature area
!
to acknowledge you have the authority to sign
and request the information. The form will not
be processed and returned to you if the
CAUTION
box is unchecked.
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