Best way to get a 2009 tax return copy fast?
November 2, 2010 6:26 AM   Subscribe

I need a copy of my 2009 federal tax return. Fast. What's the easiest, cheapest & most secure way to do this online? I have completely forgotton what service I used to file with back in March (it was a rough year & my mind was very scattered...).
posted by Alpenglow to Work & Money (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If you filed online, the service you used probably sent you a confirmation. Can you look back through your March emails to identify the service and go from there?
posted by Admiral Haddock at 6:40 AM on November 2, 2010

When you say service, do you mean a self-service product like TaxCutPro or TurboTax? Have you done a search of your email for confirmations, registration confirmations or anything like that?
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty at 6:40 AM on November 2, 2010

I suppose two weeks isn't fast enough for you?
posted by Pineapplicious at 6:46 AM on November 2, 2010

If you can't find the old email confirmation, perhaps look at the old bank records of the card you used to pay for the service for the company name?
posted by greasy_skillet at 6:52 AM on November 2, 2010

I don't have any of that - no email confirmations, no records. And two weeks is too long.
posted by Alpenglow at 7:03 AM on November 2, 2010

Hit up the major online services with the "forgot password" schtick.
posted by valkyryn at 7:06 AM on November 2, 2010 [1 favorite]

This place claims to be able to get copies of tax records in one or two days.
posted by exogenous at 7:28 AM on November 2, 2010

You can visit your local IRS office and ask for a tax return transcript for whatever year you need. It has all of the data that you reported on your tax returns. As far as I know, copies are free.
posted by omphale27 at 1:02 PM on November 2, 2010

This link has addresses of IRS offices in your area.
posted by omphale27 at 1:04 PM on November 2, 2010

(sorry, I missed the online caveat)
posted by omphale27 at 1:05 PM on November 2, 2010

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