Obtaining Tax Records

When you file for bankruptcy, you need to provide your recent tax records. If you do not have your tax records, you can get a copy from the IRS. You should request your records as early as possible.

Your options for requesting tax records from the IRS:

Fax on Demand: Call 1-800-829-0922 from a fax machine. You will be asked questions to verify your identity and location. Stay on the line and wait for the transcript to be faxed.

Phone: Call 1-800-829-0922

You will be asked questions to verify your identity and filing status. You make ask that the transcript be mailed to you

Internet: go to www.IRS.GOV

You may download form 4506-T (Request for Transcript of Tax Return). Mail back the form to the IRS, and wait approximately 2 weeks for delivery

Note:       You CANNOT receive a tax record in person.
Note:       There is no fee for a tax transcript; however, the IRS charges $39 for a copy of an old tax return