Form 4506

Form 4506

A form one files with the IRS to request a copy of a tax return filed for a previous year. One may request the copy be sent to him/her, or one may direct that it be sent to some other party.
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If the client filed a return but failed to keep a copy, use Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return.
Table 1: Replacing Lost Financial Records MISSING ITEMS POSSIBLE SOURCE ACTIONS Previously filed Paid preparer or Contact paid preparer, federal tax returns regional IRS Service if possible, or Center file Form 4506 with regional IRS Service Center.
Copies of the returns can be obtained by filing IRS Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Form, at the IRS Service Center where the original return was filed.
To request copies, they should write "HURRICANE KATRINA" in red ink at the top of Form 4506,' 'Request for Copy of Tax Return" or Form 4506-T, "Request for Transcript of Tax Return" as appropriate, and send it to the Service.
File Form 4506, Request for Copy or Transcript of Tax Form, with the IRS to obtain previous federal income tax returns.
A taxpayer who loses or misplaces his or her tax return may obtain a copy by filing Form 4506, Request for Copy or Transcript of Tax Form, along with the applicable fee to the IRS center where the return was filed.
Such taxpayers should write the assigned disaster designation in red ink at the top of Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return, or Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return, as appropriate, and submit it to the IRS.
Payment is due in advance using Form 4506, Request for Copy or Transcript of Tax Form.
Those needing copies of tax returns to apply for aid or other purposes can have the normal user fee waived by writing "Hurricane Katrina" in red across the top margin of Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return.
In addition, Form 4506 can be used to verify nonfiling status and Form W-2 information, at no charge.
It automates all requirements involved with form 4506, the request for transfer of tax returns based on client request, and avoids forcing the self-employed borrower to search for the two years' worth of tax returns required by the lender.