Use the table below to determine the general timeframe when you can request a transcript for a current year Form 1040 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.||
we process your return in June and you can request a transcript in mid to late June.
Note: we process all payments upon receipt.
|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.|