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Hi, I’m Jeshal, and I work for the IRS.
Here’s a tip for you about tax transcripts.
A tax transcript is a summary of your tax return.
You can use a transcript to verify income for mortgage or student loans or to e-file a return for a subsequent year.
You can get a free transcript either online or by mail by going to irs.gov/transcript.
To help protect you against fraud, you will need to verify your identity before you can move forward in the process of getting a tax transcript.
Here are some important items you’ll need to verify your identity.
An email address, your filing status and address used on your last tax return, account numbers from a credit card, a home mortgage loan, a home equity loan, a home equity line of credit or a car loan.
You will also need a mobile phone that accepts texts.
Landlines, videophones, internet-relay or virtual phones won’t work, neither will a temporary or prepaid phone.
One last thing, if you have a credit freeze through Equifax, it must be temporarily lifted before you start.
If you can’t complete this process, you can always use the “Get Transcript by Mail” option.
A transcript will be mailed to the address on your last return within five to ten days.
To avoid needing a transcript, keep copies of your tax returns and supporting documents for at least three years.
For more details, go to irs.gov/transcript.