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Turning 65 next year in July. In looking over my earnings…

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Turning 65 next year in July. In looking over my earnings statement from SSA. I see that six years of working are missing. How can I request this information from IRS.

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Missing years from 3 years from 8-'s and 3 years from 90s.

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Looking for my paper work to give you the correct years now.

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Tax Professional: Lev, Tax Advisor replied 4 months ago
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That information is generally not easily available from the IRS.

However - all information about your income reported to the IRS is stored in your IMF - Individual Master File.

The only way to obtain so old information - is to get access to your IMF.

That will take some time and effort.

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Tax Professional: Lev, Tax Advisor replied 4 months ago

Unfortunately - that will not be available online - and most likely - you will need a local CPA to decode information.

In additional - it will take more than a month to get that information from the IRS.

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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 provide 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

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Information about your tax account including informational tax returns (W2, 1099 s and similar forms) are stored in electronic versions (not actual copies) - so you need to contact a local CPA to help you decoding that information.

Sorry - there is no simple solution.

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