IRS Relaunches Online Transcript Tool with More Rigorous Security Checks

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has returned its Get Transcript Online tool back into service after disabling it in Spring 2015 due to security issues. With a "more rigorous e-authentication process" in place, all users can access copies of their tax transcripts and other tax-related information through the IRS' website once more. For taxpayers who find the new, two-step authentication process difficult, the IRS continues to offer more traditional ways to request and receive such data.  

IRS Fact Sheet 2016-20 lists everything you need to register for the new online tool and access your personal data. To read FS 2016-20, click here.

The IRS has also created a video, "How to Use Get Transcript Online," and posted it to YouTube. To watch the video, click here.

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