Frequently Asked Questions | IRS Form 4506 Processing |


Q) What is a Form 4506-T?

A) Form 4506-T is an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) document that is used to retrieve past tax returns, W-2, and 1099 transcripts that are on file with the IRS. The document gives permission for a third party to retrieve the tax payer’s data. The taxpayer must sign and date the 4506-T.

Q) How long does it take to receive transcripts?

A) Transcripts usually are received within 24 hours or less but the IRS has up to 48 hours to process the request according to their guidelines for bulk vendors. Be wary of vendors who can promise 8 hour turn times as that is not part of the IRS program guidelines for processing 4506-T tax transcripts.

Q) How does complete request so fast?

A) is an authorized bulk vendor of the IRS, processing hundreds of thousands of 4506-T requests annually through the IRS system of data processing centers.

Q) Can I go directly through the IRS to receive the transcripts?

A) Yes, but it can take anywhere between 10 to 60 days to receive the data from the IRS.

Q) What are the different types of IRS forms that can be requested via the 4506-T?

A) With the IRS Form 4506-T you can order 1040, 1120, 1065, W-2, and 1099 transcripts.

Q) What is the difference between the IRS Form 4506 and the IRS Form 4506-T?

A) The IRS Form 4506 is used to retrieve photocopies of the tax returns that were filed by the taxpayer. 4506 can take the IRS up to 60 days to complete. The IRS Form 4506-T is used to obtain IRS transcripts.

Q) How long is the signature date on the 4506-T good for?

A) IRS Form 4506-T must be signed and dated by the taxpayer. The date is good for 120 days.

Q) How much does it cost to place an order?

A) Prices vary depending on how you access the system, volume, etc. You may email us at for a quote.

Q) How do I pay?

A) We accept major credit cards including: Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Debit Checking Card. You may also be setup on net 30 for all corporate accounts, call for details.

Q) Are there any Fees to Setup a Account?

A) No, never charges a setup fee and if you’re not satisfied after three orders you pay nothing and we will close your account.

Q) How are the IRS Transcripts Delivered?

A) The IRS Transcripts are delivered electronically into your order profile on our secure website. When receives the data from the IRS an email is sent to notify the user. The transcripts come in PDF format (Adobe Acrobat is required to view document.)

Q) How do you place an IRS 4506-T Order?

A) Our order processing is fast, easy, and simple. You login to our website and create the order online by uploading the form 4506-T directly into our online ordering system. You will then check off the items you need to match the 4506-T form and the system takes over from there, it’s that EASY!

Q) How many years of tax information can I request?

A) You can request up to the last 4 tax years.

Q) The Tax Payer Filed an Extension this Past Tax Year. How long does it take the IRS to add the Return to their Database?

A) It typically takes the IRS 6 to 8 weeks to add new filings or corrections to their database.

Q) What are some of the most common reasons why an IRS Form 4506-T are "rejected" or not processed?

A) The most common reason why the IRS will not process an order is that the address does not match the tax year that is requested on the form. You should put previous addresses on Line # 4 of the IRS Form 4506-T. Another reason is that the data on the form or signature is "illegible". Users are advised to make sure all information is large and readable.

Q) If there is a problem with my order how will I be notified?

A) An email and a phone call will be sent to the person who placed the order explaining the nature of the problem reported by the IRS.

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