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How can i get a tax return from 1996?

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How can i get a tax return from 1996?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lev replied 1 year ago.
Hi and welcome to our site!Unfortunately that would not be a simple task....Generally - transcripts from the IRS are available only for past 6 years and copies of your tax returns - for past three years.You still may obtain older information from the IRS - but most likely will need a professional help. You may find here some detailed information about requesting and decoding the Individual Master File (IMF) -http://www.famguardian.org/TaxFreedom/Instructions/0.8ObtAndAnalyzingIMF.htm.That is the only way to get older information from the IRS system.The following IRS documents provides some additional information on the IRS master file:http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pia/imf_pia.pdfhttp://www.irs.gov/irm/part3/irm_03-013-005-cont01.htmlhttp://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pia/pmf-pia.pdf
Expert:  Lev replied 1 year ago.
Hi and welcome to our site!
Unfortunately that would not be a simple task...
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Generally - transcripts from the IRS are available only for past 6 years and copies of your tax returns - for past three years.
You still may obtain older information from the IRS - but most likely will need a professional help. You may find here some detailed information about requesting and decoding the Individual Master File (IMF) -http://www.famguardian.org/TaxFreedom/Instructions/0.8ObtAndAnalyzingIMF.htm.
That is the only way to get older information from the IRS system.
The following IRS documents provides some additional information on the IRS master file:
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pia/imf_pia.pdf
http://www.irs.gov/irm/part3/irm_03-013-005-cont01.html
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pia/pmf-pia.pdf
Let me know if you need any help.

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