Understanding and Filling Out Your IRS 4506-T Form

Tax Law Form 4506T

Since the pandemic began, the Small Business Administration has issued a whopping $200 billion in disaster relief funds to small businesses. All those businesses were adversely impacted by Covid restrictions. Filling out an IRS 4506-T form helped them get the funds they needed to withstand the worst of the crisis.

Getting relief funds isn’t the only reason that you may want to fill out this important IRS form, though. You might also be seeking out a mortgage or applying for financial aid.

Whatever your reasons are, you’ll need to understand exactly what a 4506-T form is, how to request one, and how to complete it. Learn everything you need to know below.

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What is an IRS 4506-T Form?

Before you learn how to complete IRS form 4506-T, you need to know what it is and what it’s used for. This form is a request for your tax return transcripts from the IRS.

How to Request 4506-T Form

Are you wondering how to get an official 4506-T form? Look no further.

The IRS provides this tax form on its website. The online form is interactive, so you can fill out the information electronically. If you are more comfortable filling the form out by hand,  you can print out the document and complete it manually. If you don’t have access to the internet, you can call the IRS to request the 4506-T form by contacting the agency at 1-800-908-9946.

How to Complete IRS Form 4506-T

The upper portion of form 4506-T is simple and straightforward. Input your name, social security number, and address. On line 6, you’ll enter the specific tax transcripts you are requesting. Individuals will usually put 1040 in this area, and they’ll check box 6B. Be sure to sign and date the form at the bottom.

Why You Might Need an IRS 4506-T Form

There are several situations that could come up where an official IRS 4506-T form will come in handy. One reason you might need to use this form is if you’re considering filing for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy law dictates that all tax returns must be filed, so these transcripts can help prove to the courts that you’re up to date.

You might also want to fill out this form if you’re seeking out pandemic relief assistance from the government. Similarly, if you want to apply for a mortgage or seek out financial aid for secondary school tuition, your transcripts can provide official financial information and verification of income.

Understanding Your IRS 4506-T Form

Are you facing one of the situations listed above? If so, then filling out a 4506-T form will help you to obtain a copy of your official tax transcripts directly from the IRS. Once you have that information, you can use it to pursue your goals.

If you’re currently considering filing for bankruptcy or you need tax advice from a legal expert, contact us to discuss your available options in more detail.

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