How do I get the IRS to fax a copy of my tax return transcript?
Asked by: megan
Although I completed my FAFSA in June, nearly two months early, I’m only now finding out that the college didn’t receive it. They have now asked for a mountain of paperwork, including my parents’ 2011 tax return transcript. They gave me a paper explaining how to request the transcript online and by (1-800-908-9946). I ordered a copy yesterday online, but I later talked to a friend who said she was able to get her copy faxed to her by calling the phone number. I called the number above and it’s an automated system, and no matter what I do I cannot reach a representative. So I’ve looked online and found another number (1-800-829-1040) but still no luck. I’m aware that I have to be in the physical location of the fax machine, and I have all the information I need. I’m just lost as to how I get a live person on the line. I’m also curious as to whether or not the fact that I requested the transcript online will interfere with having it faxed to me. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!