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2003 is not longer available and even if you have one, it no longer support the updates. Most tax preparation softwares are discontinues after 6 or 10 years.
Is it a complicated return? Can it be done by hand? You may have more luck with the IRS form. Do you have the source documents? You will not get a transcript for 2003.
According to the IRS website you are required to keep records for up to 7 years and only for worthless securities. You can deny the request for the 2003 return with an argument that the taxpayer doesn't have any records anymore. While it is true that there's no statute of limitation for unfilled return, it is also true that it is up to the IRS to proof the income. The good news is that after six years, the taxpayer cannot be criminally prosecuted for not filing a return. Call the IRS and ask for 2003 tax payer records. If they are no records, tell the agent that there are no documents to prepare requested tax return. The IRS usually back off. The agents know that they are not suppose to requests returns beyond 6 year, they are just fishing around and sometimes they get lucky.
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