(June 2019)
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Short Form Request for Individual Tax Return Transcript
Request may not be processed if the form is incomplete or illegible.
For more information about Form 4506T-EZ, visit
OMB No. 1545-2154
Tip. Use Form 4506T-EZ to order a 1040 series tax return transcript free of charge, or you can quickly request transcripts by using our automated self-help
service tools. Please visit us at and click on “Get Transcript of Your Tax Records” under “Tools” or call 1-800-908-9946.
1a Name shown on tax return. If a joint return, enter the name shown first.
1b First social security number or individual taxpayer
identification number on tax return
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.
6 Year(s) requested. Enter the year(s) of the return transcript you are requesting (for example, “2008”). Most requests will be processed within 10
business days.
Note. If the IRS is unable to locate a return that matches the taxpayer identity information provided above, or if IRS records indicate that the return has
not been filed, the IRS will notify you that it was unable to locate a return, or that a return was not filed, whichever is applicable.
Caution. Do not sign this form unless all applicable lines have been completed.
Signature of taxpayer(s). I declare that I am the taxpayer whose name is shown on either line 1a or 2a. If the request applies to a joint return, either
spouse must sign. 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
4506T-EZ. See instructions.
Phone number of taxpayer
on line 1a or 2a
Signature (see instructions)
Spouse’s signature
For Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see page 2.
Cat. No. 54185S
Form 4506T-EZ (Rev. 6-2019)
Form 4506T-EZ (Rev. 6-2019)
Page 2
Section references are to the Internal Revenue
Code unless otherwise noted.
Future Developments
For the latest information about developments
related to Form 4506T-EZ, such as legislation
enacted after it was published, go to
What’s New. As part of its ongoing efforts to
protect taxpayer data, the Internal Revenue
Service announced that in July 2019, it will
stop all third-party mailings of requested
transcripts. After this date masked Tax
Transcripts will only be mailed to the
taxpayer’s address of record.
If a third-party is unable to accept a Tax
Transcript mailed to the taxpayer, they may
either contract with an existing IVES
participant or become an IVES participant
themselves. For additional information about
the IVES program, go to and
search IVES.
General Instructions
Caution. Do not sign this form unless all
applicable lines have been completed.
Purpose of form. Individuals can use Form
4506T-EZ to request a tax return transcript for
the current and the prior three years that
includes most lines of the original tax return.
The tax return transcript will not show
payments, penalty assessments, or
adjustments made to the originally filed
return. Form 4506T-EZ cannot be used by
taxpayers who file Form 1040 based on a tax
year beginning in one calendar year and
ending in the following year (fiscal tax year).
Taxpayers using a fiscal tax year must file
Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax
Return, to request a return transcript.
Use Form 4506-T to request tax return
transcripts, tax account information, W-2
information, 1099 information, verification of
non-filing, and record of account.
Customer File Number. 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, are shown on the transcript.
An optional Customer File Number field is
available to use when requesting a transcript.
This number will print on the transcript. See
Line 5 instructions for specific requirements.
The customer file number is an optional field
and not required.
Automated transcript request. You can
quickly request transcripts by using our
automated self-help service tools. Please visit
us at and click on “Get Transcript of
Your Tax Records” under “Tools” or call
Where to file. Mail or fax Form 4506T-EZ to
the address below for the state you lived in
when the return was filed.
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.
If you filed an
individual return
and lived in:
Mail or fax to the
“Internal Revenue
Service” at:
Alabama, Kentucky,
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.
Stop 6716 AUSC
Austin, TX 73301
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,
Wisconsin, Wyoming
Stop 37106
Fresno, CA 93888
(855) 800-8105
Delaware, District of
Columbia, Florida,
Georgia, Maine,
Missouri, New
Hampshire, New
Jersey, New York,
North Carolina, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Rhode
Island, South
Carolina, Vermont,
Virginia, West Virginia
Stop 6705 S-2
Kansas City, MO
Specific Instructions
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 address on lines 3 and 4 are
different and you have not changed your
address with the IRS, file Form 8822, Change
of Address.
Line 5. 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
reflect a generic entry of “9999999999” on the
Signature and date. Form 4506T-EZ must be
signed and dated by the taxpayer listed on
line 1a or 2a. The IRS must receive Form
4506T-EZ within 120 days of the date signed
by the taxpayer or it will be rejected. Ensure
that all applicable lines are completed before
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
Transcripts of jointly filed tax returns may
be furnished to either spouse. Only one
signature is required. Sign Form 4506T-EZ
exactly as your name appeared on the original
return. If you changed your name, also sign
your current name.
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. If
you request a transcript, sections 6103 and
6109 require you to provide this information,
including your SSN. 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
4506T-EZ will vary depending on individual
circumstances. The estimated average time
is: Learning about the law or the form, 9
min.; Preparing the form, 18 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 4506T-EZ
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.