Use the table below to determine the general timeframe when you can request a transcript for a current year Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ return filed on or before the April due date. Availability varies based on the method you used to file your return and whether you have a refund or balance due.
Note: If you made estimated tax payments and/or applied your overpayment from a prior year tax return to your current year tax return, you can request a tax account transcript to confirm these payments or credits a few weeks after the beginning of the calendar year prior to filing your current year return.
|When your original return shows a ...||and you filed electronically, then||and you filed on paper, then|
|refund amount or no balance due,||allow 2-3 weeks after return submission before you request a transcript.||allow 6-8 weeks after you mailed your return before you request a transcript.|
|balance due and you paid in full with your return,||allow 2-3 weeks after return submission before you request a transcript.||
|balance due and you paid in full after submitting the return,||allow 3-4 weeks after full payment before you request a transcript.|
|balance due and you didn’t pay in full,||we process your return in mid-May and you can request a transcript by late May.|