How To Request IRS Tax Transcripts

How to Request Your Tax Return Transcripts, W-2 Statement(s)
and Form 1099/1098/5498 Series Transcripts

Only Account or Return Transcripts can be obtained online from the IRS website. For any other statements or transcripts, you must complete a paper Form 4506-T and mail it to the appropriate address on the form.


To Request Account or Return Transcripts Online

  1. Go to
  2. Select the “Get My Tax Record” link (center page).
  3. Click on “Get Transcript by MAIL”.
  4. Click “OK” to message.
  5. Use the Social Security Number and date of birth of the first person listed on the Federal Income Tax Return for the year requested and the address on file with the IRS (normally this will be the address used on your Federal Income Tax Return).
  6. If your request matched, you will be prompted to select “Type of Transcript” and then “Tax Year.” Make your selection and click “Continue.” You will get an acceptance message in the end.


(NOTE: Your transcript will be mailed to the address listed on your tax return. If you have moved since filing the tax return you must complete a Form 4506-T and mail it to the appropriate address as directed on the back of the form).

If your request does not match, you will get an error message. You will be asked to try again or complete a Form 4506-T to get your transcript. Click on the link to Form 4506-T and print it.

Complete the form, select the appropriate box(es), enter the year, sign, date and mail it to the appropriate address as directed on the back of the form.

Please Note: If parents/spouse filed separate returns, a tax return transcript MUST be provided for both.

Tax transcripts/statements requested online or by mail may take up to 2 weeks for delivery.


IRS Tax Offices

If you are unsuccessful with the above, you may request a printout of tax transcripts/statements at the nearest IRS Offices. Service hours can vary from site to site. Please call to make an appointment and confirm business hours before visiting a local IRS Office.


  • Hickory Office
    1930 3rd Avenue Lane SE, Hickory, NC 28602
    (828) 267-7655 
  • Asheville Office
    151 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
    (828) 271-4764 
  • Charlotte Office
    10715 David Taylor Drive, Suite 1300, Charlotte, NC 28262
    (704) 548-4100


For an appointment at any of the IRS offices, please call (822) 545-5640

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