Can I request a tax transcript from the IRS?

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Yes. You can order your tax transcript if you do not have it by going to the [IRS website]( "irs website"). 

Written by Attorney Jonathan Petts.  
Updated July 22, 2020

Yes. You can order your tax transcript if you do not have it by going to the IRS website

We recommend, however, that you get your tax return tax transcript from the company or person who helped you file your taxes. Many debtors use H&R Block or TurboTax and are able to log into their accounts to directly get the transcripts. 

As an Upsolve user you can upload a copy of your tax return to your account. To help make uploading quicker, please request a PDF version of your tax return.

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Attorney Jonathan Petts

Jonathan Petts has over 10 years of experience in bankruptcy and is co-founder and Board Chair of Upsolve. Attorney Petts has an LLM in Bankruptcy from St. John's University, clerked for two federal bankruptcy judges, and worked at two top New York City law firms specializing in... read more

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