How Can Someone Get A Copy Of The Tax Return Information From Past Years?

How can someone get a copy of the tax return information from past years? You can get a copy of the tax return information from past years from the IRS. You can get a copy of the tax return information from...

You can get a copy of the tax return information from past years from the IRS. There is something called a master file and they are very hard to read. Sometimes, it's like reading Greek. That will tell you what your W2 income was, it will tell you what your 1099 income was, and it will tell you if you owed any taxes. Every person has that; it's a tax-like transcript if you will. We call it the master file. A lot of times we have to run a master file because the person doesn't know they got into this and they haven't filed since 1997. Well all the records are gone. They don't even know who they worked for back in 1998-1999. So we have to do what's called an IRP report and the IRP report will tell us what their income was from different sources that the IRS has.

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