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 June 1, 2019. 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
(June 2019)
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. 6-2019)
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
(June 2019)
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. 6-2019)
Cat. No. 37667N
2
Form 4506-T (Rev. 6-2019)
Page
Section references are to the Internal Revenue Code unless
Chart for all other transcripts
Corporations. Generally, Form 4506-T can be signed by:
otherwise noted.
(1) an officer having legal authority to bind the corporation, (2)
Future Developments
If you lived in
any person designated by the board of directors or other
governing body, or (3) any officer or employee on written
or your business was
Mail or fax to:
For the latest information about Form 4506-T and its
request by any principal officer and attested to by the
in:
instructions, go to www.irs.gov/form4506t. Information about
secretary or other officer. A bona fide shareholder of record
any recent developments affecting Form 4506-T (such as
owning 1 percent or more of the outstanding stock of the
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona,
legislation enacted after we released it) will be posted on that
corporation may submit a Form 4506-T but must provide
Arkansas, California,
page.
documentation to support the requester's right to receive the
Colorado, Connecticut,
What’s New. As part of its ongoing efforts to protect
information.
Delaware, District of
taxpayer data, the Internal Revenue Service announced that
Partnerships. Generally, Form 4506-T can be signed by
Columbia, Florida, Georgia,
in July 2019, it will stop all third-party mailings of requested
any person who was a member of the partnership during any
Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois,
transcripts. After this date masked Tax Transcripts will only
part of the tax period requested on line 9.
be mailed to the taxpayer’s address of record.
Indiana, Iowa, Kansas,
All others. See section 6103(e) if the taxpayer has died, is
If a third-party is unable to accept a Tax Transcript mailed to
Kentucky, Louisiana,
insolvent, is a dissolved corporation, or if a trustee, guardian,
Internal Revenue Service
the taxpayer, they may either contract with an existing IVES
Maryland, Michigan,
executor, receiver, or administrator is acting for the taxpayer.
RAIVS Team
participant or become an IVES participant themselves. For
Minnesota, Mississippi,
Note: If you are Heir at law, Next of kin, or Beneficiary you
P.O. Box 9941
additional information about the IVES program, go to
Missouri, Montana,
must be able to establish a material interest in the estate or
Mail Stop 6734
www.irs.gov and search IVES.
trust.
Nebraska, Nevada, New
Ogden, UT 84409
General Instructions
Jersey, New Mexico, North
Documentation. For entities other than individuals, you
must attach the authorization document. For example, this
Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio,
Caution: Do not sign this form unless all applicable lines
could be the letter from the principal officer authorizing an
Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode
have been completed.
employee of the corporation or the letters testamentary
Island, South Carolina, South
Purpose of form. Use Form 4506-T to request tax return
authorizing an individual to act for an estate.
Dakota, Tennessee, Texas,
information. Taxpayers using a tax year beginning in one
855-298-1145
Signature by a representative. A representative can sign
calendar year and ending in the following year (fiscal tax year)
Utah, Virginia, Washington,
Form 4506-T for a taxpayer only if the taxpayer has
must file Form 4506-T to request a return transcript.
West Virginia, Wisconsin,
specifically delegated this authority to the representative on
Note: If you are unsure of which type of transcript you need,
Wyoming, a foreign country,
Form 2848, line 5. The representative must attach Form 2848
request the Record of Account, as it provides the most
American Samoa, Puerto
showing the delegation to Form 4506-T.
detailed information.
Rico, Guam, the
Customer File Number. The transcripts provided by the IRS
Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice. We ask
Commonwealth of the
have been modified to protect taxpayers' privacy. Transcripts
for the information on this form to establish your right to gain
Northern Mariana Islands,
only display partial personal information, such as the last four
access to the requested tax information under the Internal
the U.S. Virgin Islands,
digits of the taxpayer's Social Security Number. Full financial
Revenue Code. We need this information to properly identify
A.P.O. or F.P.O. address
and tax information, such as wages and taxable income, are
the tax information and respond to your request. You are not
shown on the transcript.
required to request any transcript; if you do request a
Maine, Massachusetts, New
Internal Revenue Service
transcript, sections 6103 and 6109 and their regulations
An optional Customer File Number field is available to use
Hampshire, New York,
RAIVS Team
require you to provide this information, including your SSN or
when requesting a transcript. This number will print on the
Pennsylvania, Vermont
Stop 6705 S-2
EIN. If you do not provide this information, we may not be
transcript. See Line 5 instructions for specific requirements.
Kansas City, MO 64999
able to process your request. Providing false or fraudulent
The customer file number is an optional field and not
information may subject you to penalties.
required.
Routine uses of this information include giving it to the
Tip. Use Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return, to
Department of Justice for civil and criminal litigation, and
request copies of tax returns.
855-821-0094
cities, states, the District of Columbia, and U.S.
Automated transcript request. You can quickly request
commonwealths and possessions for use in administering
transcripts by using our automated self-help service tools.
Line 1b. Enter your employer identification number (EIN) if
their tax laws. We may also disclose this information to other
Please visit us at IRS.gov and click on “Get a Tax
your request relates to a business return. Otherwise, enter the
countries under a tax treaty, to federal and state agencies to
Transcript...” under “Tools” or call 1-800-908-9946.
first social security number (SSN) or your individual taxpayer
enforce federal nontax criminal laws, or to federal law
identification number (ITIN) shown on the return. For
enforcement and intelligence agencies to combat terrorism.
Where to file. Mail or fax Form 4506-T to the address below
example, if you are requesting Form 1040 that includes
You are not required to provide the information requested
for the state you lived in, or the state your business was in,
Schedule C (Form 1040), enter your SSN.
when that return was filed. There are two address charts: one
on a form that is subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act
for individual transcripts (Form 1040 series and Form W-2)
unless the form displays a valid OMB control number. Books
Line 3. Enter your current address. If you use a P.O. box,
and one for all other transcripts.
or records relating to a form or its instructions must be
include it on this line.
retained as long as their contents may become material in the
If you are requesting more than one transcript or other
Line 4. Enter the address shown on the last return filed if
administration of any Internal Revenue law. Generally, tax
product and the chart below shows two different addresses,
different from the address entered on line 3.
returns and return information are confidential, as required by
send your request to the address based on the address of
Note: If the addresses on lines 3 and 4 are different and you
section 6103.
your most recent return.
have not changed your address with the IRS, file Form 8822,
The time needed to complete and file Form 4506-T will
Chart for individual transcripts
Change of Address. For a business address, file Form 8822-
vary depending on individual circumstances. The estimated
B, Change of Address or Responsible Party — Business.
average time is: Learning about the law or the form, 10
(Form 1040 series and Form W-2
Line 5b. Enter up to 10 numeric characters to create a unique
min.; Preparing the form, 12 min.; and Copying,
and Form 1099)
customer file number that will appear on the transcript. The
assembling, and sending the form to the IRS, 20 min.
customer file number should not contain an SSN.
If you filed an
If you have comments concerning the accuracy of these
Completion of this line is not required.
time estimates or suggestions for making Form 4506-T
individual return and
Mail or fax to:
Note. If you use an SSN, name or combination of both, we
simpler, we would be happy to hear from you. You can write
lived in:
will not input the information and the customer file number
to:
will reflect a generic entry of “9999999999” on the transcript.
Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Internal Revenue Service
Internal Revenue Service
Line 6. Enter only one tax form number per request.
Mississippi, Tennessee,
RAIVS Team
Tax Forms and Publications Division
Signature and date. Form 4506-T must be signed and dated
Texas, a foreign country,
1111 Constitution Ave. NW, IR-6526
Stop 6716 AUSC
by the taxpayer listed on line 1a or 2a. The IRS must receive
American Samoa, Puerto Rico,
Washington, DC 20224
Austin, TX 73301
Form 4506-T within 120 days of the date signed by the
Guam, the Commonwealth of
Do not send the form to this address. Instead, see Where
taxpayer or it will be rejected. Ensure that all applicable lines
the Northern Mariana Islands,
to file on this page.
are completed before signing.
the U.S. Virgin Islands, or
855-587-9604
You must check the box in the signature area
A.P.O. or F.P.O. address
!
to acknowledge you have the authority to sign
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas,
Internal Revenue Service
and request the information. The form will not
California, Colorado, Hawaii,
be processed and returned to you if the
RAIVS Team
CAUTION
box is unchecked.
Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Stop 37106
Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota,
Fresno, CA 93888
Individuals. Transcripts of jointly filed tax returns may be
Montana, Nebraska, Nevada,
furnished to either spouse. Only one signature is required.
New Mexico, North Dakota,
Sign Form 4506-T exactly as your name appeared on the
Oklahoma, Oregon, South
original return. If you changed your name, also sign your
current name.
Dakota, Utah, Washington,
855-800-8105
Wisconsin, Wyoming
Connecticut, Delaware, District
Internal Revenue Service
of Columbia, Florida, Georgia,
RAIVS Team
Maine, Maryland,
Stop 6705 S-2
Massachusetts, Missouri, New
Kansas City, MO 64999
Hampshire, New Jersey, New
York, North Carolina, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,
South Carolina, Vermont,
855-821-0094
Virginia, West Virginia
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