Obtaining Tax Records

If you do not have your tax records, you can get a copy from the IRS. You should request your records as early as possible. Requests can be made by fax, phone, or online, according to the contact information below. In person records are only provided in the case of an emergency. In lieu of a copy of your tax return, you may furnish a transcript of the return. There is no fee for a tax transcript; however, there is a fee for a copy of an old tax return.

  • Fax on Demand - Call 1-800-829-0922 from a fax machine. You will be asked questions to verify your identity and location. Stay on the line and wait for your transcripts to be faxed.
  • Phone - Call 1-800-829-0922. You will be asked questions to verify your identity and filing status. You may request your transcript be faxed to you or your attorney.
  • Internet - Go to www.irs.gov. You may download form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return. This form will need to be printed out and mailed to the IRS. Wait time is approximately two weeks for delivery.

Instructions on how to schedule an in person appointment with the IRS are located at https://www.irs.gov/uac/how-to-schedule-an-appointment-in-maryland