Tax Tip: How Tax Transcripts Can Help You File an Accurate Tax Return

The IRS has a few resources to help you file an error-free return. They suggest making an online account to see estimated tax payments, prior year adjusted gross income, and more.

They also offer the option to request a tax transcript online. There are five types of tax transcripts, each used for different purposes, so make sure to see which one best fits your needs. A Tax Return Transcript, for example, shows most line items from your original Form 1040. You can request a tax transcript online, by mail, or by phone.

Tip adapted from IRS.gov5

Footnotes and Sources

  1., March 24, 2022