How to Find a Copy of Income Tax Return Online

Determine the tax preparer. The company that prepared the tax forms often keeps the tax payer information. If you filed online, the forms can be pulled from that website.

Choose a safe and secure Internet connection. Determine the email address used when filing prior tax returns. Most companies have the forms on their website for viewing. Other companies email the documents to the taxpayer.

Complete the forms from tax retrieval companies, which charge about $30. The online retrieval companies only go back four to five years.

Pay the fees and check the email used to request the copies of the tax returns. The documents should be able to be accessed within just a few minutes.

Log on to the tax preparation website where you filed the previous returns. Click on the "prior return" button, if available. This should bring up any returns you previously filed.