Copy of Past Tax Return
Get a Free Copy of a Prior Year Return
Print your completed tax returns for free! If you prepared a tax return from 2012-2020 using FreeTaxUSA, here's how to print a copy of your return:
- Returning users:
- Step 1) Sign In to Your Account
- Step 2) Click on Prior Years at the top of the screen
- Step 3) Choose the year in the Prior Year Returns section
- Step 4) View or download the return you want to print
Request Past Tax Returns from the IRS
If you didn't use FreeTaxUSA to file your return or you are unable to sign in to your account, you can still request your tax return information from the IRS. Follow these instructions to receive a transcript or copy of your tax return.
Transcript of Return from the IRS
Processing Time: Instantly online or 5 to 10 business days by mail
You can request an IRS transcript of your tax return from the IRS website. A transcript includes items from your tax return as it was originally filed and will meet lending or immigration requirements.
There are three ways to request a transcript:
- Visit the IRS website for instant online access to your transcript
- Call 1-800-908-9946
- Use Form 4506-T
If you'd like to have a record of any changes made to your original tax return by the IRS or through subsequent amendments, you'll need to request a Tax Account Transcript by calling the IRS at 1-800-908-9946.
Copy of Actual Return from the IRS
Cost: $50 (Payable to the IRS)
Processing Time: Up to 75 Days
To get an exact copy of your tax return from the IRS with all schedules and attachments (e.g. W-2, 1099, 1098), you'll need to complete Form 4506. You'll also need to write a $50 check or money order to "United States Treasury". The IRS mailing address and request instructions are included on the form.