The IRS has expanded the information available to taxpayers electronically through their website. By visiting the IRS’ “Get Transcript” link, individual taxpayers can immediately access a variety of transcript types. This service can be very helpful if you’re applying for a mortgage or if you’ve switched CPAs and don’t have access to prior year copies of your tax returns.
To use this service, you must have a Social Security Number, immediate access to your email account and will need to answer personal, financial and tax related questions to verify your identity. Once you’re registered you can use the site at any time by logging in with your user ID and password.