Form
4506-T
(September 2018)
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Request for Transcript of Tax Return
Do not sign this form unless all applicable lines have been completed.
Request may be rejected if the form is incomplete or illegible.
For more information about Form 4506-T, visit www.irs.gov/form4506t.
OMB No. 1545-1872
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
shown first.
1b First social security number on tax return, individual taxpayer identification
number, or employer identification number (see instructions)
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)
5a If the transcript or tax information is to be mailed to a third party (such as a mortgage company), enter the third party’s name, address,
and telephone number.
5b Customer file number (if applicable) (see instructions)
Caution: If the tax transcript is being mailed to a third party, ensure that you have filled in lines 6 through 9 before signing. Sign and date the form once
you have filled in these lines. Completing these steps helps to protect your privacy. Once the IRS discloses your tax transcript to the third party listed
on line 5, the IRS has no control over what the third party does with the information. If you would like to limit the third party’s authority to disclose your
transcript information, you can specify this limitation in your written agreement with the third party.
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Transcript requested. Enter the tax form number here (1040, 1065, 1120, etc.) and check the appropriate box below. Enter only one tax form
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 . . . . . .
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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 . .
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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 2011, filed in 2012, will likely not be available from the IRS until 2013. 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
has the authority to sign the Form 4506-T. See instructions.
Phone number of taxpayer on line
1a or 2a
Sign
Here
Signature (see instructions) Date
Title (if line 1a above is a corporation, partnership, estate, or trust)
Spouse’s signature Date
For Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see page 2.
Cat. No. 37667N
Form 4506-T (Rev. 9-2018)
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Form 4506-T (Rev. 9-2018)
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Section references are to the Internal Revenue Code unless
otherwise noted.
Future Developments
For the latest information about Form 4506-T and its
instructions, go to www.irs.gov/form4506t. Information about
any recent developments affecting Form 4506-T (such as
legislation enacted after we released it) will be posted on that
page.
What's New. The transcripts provided by the IRS have been
modified to protect taxpayers' privacy. Transcripts only
display partial personal information, such as the last four
digits of the taxpayer's Social Security Number. Full financial
and tax information, such as wages and taxable income, is
shown on the transcript.
A new optional Customer File Number field is available to use
when requesting a transcript. You have the option of
inputting a number, such as a loan number, in this field. You
can input up to 10 numeric characters. The customer file
number should not contain an SSN. This number will print on
the transcript. The customer file number is an optional field
and not required.
General Instructions
Caution: Do not sign this form unless all applicable lines
have been completed.
Purpose of form. Use Form 4506-T to request tax return
information. You can also designate (on line 5) a third party to
receive the information. Taxpayers using a tax year beginning
in one calendar year and ending in the following year (fiscal
tax year) must file Form 4506-T to request a return transcript.
Note: If you are unsure of which type of transcript you need,
request the Record of Account, as it provides the most
detailed information.
Tip. Use Form 4506, Request for Copy of
Tax Return, to request copies of tax returns.
Automated transcript request. 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.
Where to file. Mail or fax Form 4506-T to
the address below for the state you lived in,
or the state your business was in, when that return was filed.
There are two address charts: one for individual transcripts
(Form 1040 series and Form W-2) and one for all other
transcripts.
If you are requesting more than one transcript or other
product and the chart below shows two different addresses,
send your request to the address based on the address of
your most recent return.
Chart for individual transcripts
(Form 1040 series and Form W-2
and Form 1099)
If you filed an
individual return and
lived in:
Mail or fax to:
Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Mississippi, Tennessee,
Texas, a foreign country,
American Samoa, Puerto Rico,
Guam, the Commonwealth of
the Northern Mariana Islands,
the U.S. Virgin Islands, or
A.P.O. or F.P.O. address
Internal Revenue Service
RAIVS Team
Stop 6716 AUSC
Austin, TX 73301
855-587-9604
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas,
California, Colorado, Hawaii,
Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota,
Montana, Nebraska, Nevada,
New Mexico, North Dakota,
Oklahoma, Oregon, South
Dakota, Utah, Washington,
Wisconsin, Wyoming
Internal Revenue Service
RAIVS Team
Stop 37106
Fresno, CA 93888
855-800-8105
Connecticut, Delaware, District
of Columbia, Florida, Georgia,
Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, Missouri, New
Hampshire, New Jersey, New
York, North Carolina, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,
South Carolina, Vermont,
Virginia, West Virginia
Internal Revenue Service
RAIVS Team
Stop 6705 P-6
Kansas City, MO 64999
855-821-0094
Chart for all other transcripts
If you lived in
or your business was
in:
Mail or fax to:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona,
Arkansas, California,
Colorado, Florida, Hawaii,
Idaho, Iowa, Kansas,
Louisiana, Minnesota,
Mississippi,
Missouri, Montana,
Nebraska, Nevada, New
Mexico,
North Dakota, Oklahoma,
Oregon, South Dakota,
Texas, Utah, Washington,
Wyoming, a foreign country,
American Samoa, Puerto
Rico, Guam, the
Commonwealth of the
Northern Mariana Islands,
the U.S. Virgin Islands, or
A.P.O. or F.P.O. address
Internal Revenue Service
RAIVS Team
P.O. Box 9941
Mail Stop 6734
Ogden, UT 84409
855-298-1145
Connecticut, Delaware,
District of Columbia,
Georgia, Illinois, Indiana,
Kentucky, Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, Michigan,
New Hampshire, New
Jersey, New York, North
Carolina,
Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode
Island, South Carolina,
Tennessee, Vermont,
Virginia, West Virginia,
Wisconsin
Internal Revenue Service
RAIVS Team
P.O. Box 145500
Stop 2800 F
Cincinnati, OH 45250
855-800-8015
Line 1b. Enter your employer identification number (EIN) if
your request relates to a business return. Otherwise, enter the
first social security number (SSN) or your individual taxpayer
identification number (ITIN) shown on the return. For
example, if you are requesting Form 1040 that includes
Schedule C (Form 1040), enter your SSN.
Line 3. Enter your current address. If you use a P.O. box,
include it on this line.
Line 4. Enter the address shown on the last return filed if
different from the address entered on line 3.
Note: If the addresses on lines 3 and 4 are different and you
have not changed your address with the IRS, file Form 8822,
Change of Address. For a business address, file Form 8822-
B, Change of Address or Responsible Party — Business.
Line 5b. Enter up to 10 numeric characters to create a unique
customer file number that will appear on the transcript. The
customer file number should not contain an SSN.
Completion of this line is not required.
Note. If you use an SSN, name or combination of both, we
will not input the information and the customer file number
will be blank 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.
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CAUTION
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
box is unchecked.
Individuals. Transcripts of jointly filed tax returns may be
furnished to either spouse. Only one signature is required.
Sign Form 4506-T exactly as your name appeared on the
original return. If you changed your name, also sign your
current name.
Corporations. Generally, Form 4506-T can be signed by:
(1) an officer having legal authority to bind the corporation, (2)
any person designated by the board of directors or other
governing body, or (3) any officer or employee on written
request by any principal officer and attested to by the
secretary or other officer. A bona fide shareholder of record
owning 1 percent or more of the outstanding stock of the
corporation may submit a Form 4506-T but must provide
documentation to support the requester's right to receive the
information.
Partnerships. Generally, Form 4506-T can be signed by
any person who was a member of the partnership during any
part of the tax period requested on line 9.
All others. See section 6103(e) if the taxpayer has died, is
insolvent, is a dissolved corporation, or if a trustee, guardian,
executor, receiver, or administrator is acting for the taxpayer.
Note: If you are Heir at law, Next of kin, or Beneficiary you
must be able to establish a material interest in the estate or
trust.
Documentation. For entities other than individuals, you
must attach the authorization document. For example, this
could be the letter from the principal officer authorizing an
employee of the corporation or the letters testamentary
authorizing an individual to act for an estate.
Signature by a representative. A representative can sign
Form 4506-T for a taxpayer only if the taxpayer has
specifically delegated this authority to the representative on
Form 2848, line 5. The representative must attach Form 2848
showing the delegation to Form 4506-T.
Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice. We ask
for the information on this form to establish your right to gain
access to the requested tax information under the Internal
Revenue Code. We need this information to properly identify
the tax information and respond to your request. You are not
required to request any transcript; if you do request a
transcript, sections 6103 and 6109 and their regulations
require you to provide this information, including your SSN or
EIN. If you do not provide this information, we may not be
able to process your request. Providing false or fraudulent
information may subject you to penalties.
Routine uses of this information include giving it to the
Department of Justice for civil and criminal litigation, and
cities, states, the District of Columbia, and U.S.
commonwealths and possessions for use in administering
their tax laws. We may also disclose this information to other
countries under a tax treaty, to federal and state agencies to
enforce federal nontax criminal laws, or to federal law
enforcement and intelligence agencies to combat terrorism.
You are not required to provide the information requested
on a form that is subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act
unless the form displays a valid OMB control number. Books
or records relating to a form or its instructions must be
retained as long as their contents may become material in the
administration of any Internal Revenue law. Generally, tax
returns and return information are confidential, as required by
section 6103.
The time needed to complete and file Form 4506-T will
vary depending on individual circumstances. The estimated
average time is: Learning about the law or the form, 10
min.; Preparing the form, 12 min.; and Copying,
assembling, and sending the form to the IRS, 20 min.
If you have comments concerning the accuracy of these
time estimates or suggestions for making Form 4506-T
simpler, we would be happy to hear from you. You can write
to:
Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms
and Publications Division 1111
Constitution Ave. NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224
Do not send the form to this address. Instead, see Where
to file on this page.
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