How do I get a copy of my tax return if I forgot to make a copy of it?
Topic 156 – Copy of Your Tax Return – How to Get One If you need an actual copy of your return, you should complete and mail Form 4506 (PDF), Request for Copy of Tax Return, along with a check or money order for $ 39.00 per tax year made payable to the “United States Treasury”. Allow 60 calendar days to receive your copies. Most needs for tax return information can be met with a computer print of your return information. This is known as a transcript. A Return transcript will show all original information from the return as filed. If you need to have all changes and charges and credits you can request a tax Account transcript. Transcripts are provided free of charge. These transcripts may be acceptable substitutes for an actual copy of the return by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and lending agencies for student loans and mortgages. You can obtain a transcript by calling (800)–829–1040 or by completing and mailing Form 4506-T (PDF), Request for Transcript of Tax