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.