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Tax Return Copy users have access to copies of their tax returns for up to 7 years. Plus, allow you to access your adjusted gross income when you return to e-file each year. eFile your 2022 Tax Return by April 18, 2023.

If you prepare and e-file your taxes via, we store your tax returns for up to 7 years at no additional charge for existing users, only when you request them. In comparison, the IRS charges over $40 per tax return copy. We recommend downloading a copy of soon as your e-file it.

Keeping a tax return copy has many benefits for you:

If you did not file via, see how to get a copy or transcript of your return. Your previous year return is used to e-file as the IRS uses data from it to verify your identity. The data on an IRS transcript can be used for this if you cannot retrieve a copy of last year's return. Keep copies of your returns for your records indefinitely; you will certainly want to keep them for at least ten years, but we recommend keeping copies of each return you file. You never know when you may need them! users have access to copies of their tax returns for 7 years. Plus, you will have access to your adjusted gross income or AGI when it is needed to file your taxes. If you miss the April 18, 2023 Tax Day deadline, file your taxes online by October 16, 2023. After this date, you can no longer e-file 2022 Taxes. Return to your eFile account each year and file your taxes by the deadline so you can keep all your returns in one account. While we store your most recent returns, you should download and print a physical copy for your records.

Tax Return Copies for Users

How to download a tax return
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As an tax preparer or eFiler, you have the privilege of accessing your previous year tax returns for up to 7 years. Your current and previous two returns are stored in your account on 

Sign in to your account and follow the instructions below: 

  1. Click My Account on the upper right side of your account screen. 
    • Note: On a mobile device, click the three dots in the upper-right corner.
  2. Click the appropriate tax year link under the "My Returns" heading. Your completed return will be listed as a PDF file, ready for you to download and print.

We recommend downloading a copy of your return right after you e-file it, this way you do not forget and you have the same copy that is sent to the IRS.

See additional step-by-step instructions to download your tax return copy.

Your current tax year and two previous year’s returns are kept in your current account free of charge to you. Tax returns prior to these years are archived and, if you filed these returns with, they can be obtained via your Personal Support Page. If you need an older return you filed with, contact an eFile Taxpert® for archived return copies which can be obtained at $9.95/per return copy. In comparison, the IRS charges $43.00/per return copy for any return, no matter what year.

After October 17, 2022, archived returns for tax years 2016-2019 can be obtained for $9.95 per copy while 2020-2022 are in your account for free. Archived returns for Tax Years 2013-2015 can be obtained for $43.00 per copy since these cannot be obtained from the IRS. The IRS only provides copies for the current tax year and 6 previous tax years, 2016-2022.

Tax Return Copies for Non Users

Quick links and step-by-step instructions to get a copy of your IRS return:

Download an IRS transcript

Order a paper IRS tax return copy.

If you did not use eFile and cannot get a copy of your return for any reason, you can either get an online transcript or order a paper copy. Note that a transcript is not the same as a copy, but has many of the figures from your return.

  • Online transcript: If you used other platforms or a professional tax preparer and you don't have a copy of your tax return data, such as your adjusted gross income, get a free online IRS tax transcript below. Transcripts are not the same as tax return copies as they will only summarize your tax returns. Thus, you do not get an exact copy of your return. Use these step-by-by instructions to retrieve a transcript online:

Get a Free Online IRS Tax Transcript

Note: Be aware that a transcript does not show any changes or amendments you or the IRS may have made after the IRS accepted your return. 

File your return on eFile each year and keep all your return copies in one place!

It is possible to have transcripts mailed to a third party if you specify this on Form 4506-T. Transcripts cannot be sent to a third party if you make your request via phone or online. Transcripts requested online can only be mailed to the address used on your last tax return.

See how keeps your data safe and explore the benefits of online tax filing.