Call (800) 829-1040 to request either type of transcript by phone. Follow the prompts on the message to order it. You will receive a tax return transcript within 10 business days. A tax account transcript can take up to 30 days. To process by mail, see Step 2.
Visit the official IRS website to find the form you need (see Resources). Download and print out the necessary form.
Fill out Form 4506T-EZ if you are an individual taxpayer looking for a tax return transcript. You must have filed a 1040-series tax return. The title of the form is Short Form Request for Individual Tax Return Transcript (see Resources).
File Form 4506-T, the Request for Transcript of Tax Return, for a business, partnership or if you are an individual in need of a tax account transcript.
Mail in the form to the IRS address listed for your location.