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You can get a transcript by mail to view your tax account transactions or line-by-line tax return information for a specific tax year. The method you used to file your return and whether you have a refund or balance due, affects your current year transcript availability. Note: If you need a copy of your return, you must use Form 4506, Request for Copy of Return.

To use Get Transcript by Mail, you need your Social Security number (SSN) or your Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN), date of birth, and address from your latest tax return.


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If this application remains idle for 15 minutes, it displays a session expiration warning message in a popup or new browser window, allowing you to extend your session. The message gains focus and JAWS reads both the URL and the session expiration message. You have the option to tab to OK or Cancel once the message appears. If you tab to the OK button, you will hear, click here if you want to renew session for 15 minutes button. If you tab to the Cancel button, you will hear, do not renew session button. If you select the OK button, the application extends your session for an additional 15 minutes and JAWS focus returns to the main page. If you select the Cancel button or the session remains idle for 5 minutes, the application displays the session expired page and JAWS reads it.

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