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My tax preparer passed away in August 2017. I need a copy of my 2016 yax returns. She filed electronically. how can i get a copy

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I went to an H & R Block office to have them do my 2017 taxes and they need a copy of my 2016 returns. i have looked all over and i cant find it so i need a copy

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Tax Professional: Gerald, Esq, Attorney replied 19 days ago

You can get your tax transcript directly from the IRS by signing up to access your IRS account. It takes only a few minutes to do so.

You can access that here:

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript

You can also call the IRS but the wait times are horrible this time of year.

Good luck.

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Tax Professional: Gerald, Esq, Attorney replied 19 days ago

I'm sorry. If you can not open an access account online you will either have to call the IRS at:

1-***-***-****

If you call the phone system has a prompt to request a transcript. So if you follow the prompts you should be able to do it through the system without talking to a live agent.

Otherwise you will have to request it by mail using this form:

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506.pdf

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