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IRS transcripts for AOS during Govt shutdown?

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Hi there!

 

I moved to the US in mid October 2018 and got married to my (now spouse) fiance a week later. We were away on honeymoon and then stuff got crazy over holidays, and we realised just before Christmas that the govt shutdown meant he couldn't access/ download his IRS tax transcripts... Which are required to submit the financial part of the AOS process. 

I'm now worried that the Govt shutdown may last months and I need to file soon! Any ideas on what we should do? Will they recognise that the shutdown affected people and be lenient? Shall we submit anyway with an explanation, and they'll just RFI us? 

Is there another way to get that information? 

Thanks for help in advance! 

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1 minute ago, AwkwardDinosaur said:

Hi there!

 

I moved to the US in mid October 2018 and got married to my (now spouse) fiance a week later. We were away on honeymoon and then stuff got crazy over holidays, and we realised just before Christmas that the govt shutdown meant he couldn't access/ download his IRS tax transcripts... Which are required to submit the financial part of the AOS process. 

I'm now worried that the Govt shutdown may last months and I need to file soon! Any ideas on what we should do? Will they recognise that the shutdown affected people and be lenient? Shall we submit anyway with an explanation, and they'll just RFI us? 

Is there another way to get that information? 

Thanks for help in advance! 

Copies if the filed returns 


YMMV

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1 minute ago, payxibka said:

Copies if the filed returns 

I'm sorry payxibka, I'm not sure I understand?

 

The only way I can see to get the information from the IRS is to go online and download it, but their site is down right now. 

My partner filed taxes online, and so doesn't have hard copies. 

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1 minute ago, AwkwardDinosaur said:

I'm sorry payxibka, I'm not sure I understand?

 

The only way I can see to get the information from the IRS is to go online and download it, but their site is down right now. 

My partner filed taxes online, and so doesn't have hard copies. 

I file online and have gotten copies from the filer website that I used


YMMV

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53 minutes ago, AwkwardDinosaur said:

I'm sorry payxibka, I'm not sure I understand?

 

The only way I can see to get the information from the IRS is to go online and download it, but their site is down right now. 

My partner filed taxes online, and so doesn't have hard copies. 

A copy of the 1040 + all W-2s/1099s/other schedules is a suitable alternative to tax transcripts.


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11 hours ago, AwkwardDinosaur said:

The only way I can see to get the information from the IRS is to go online and download it, but their site is down right now. 

My partner filed taxes online, and so doesn't have hard copies. 

Does he use a program like TurboTax?  You can print the entire file from there.  Even if only online he should be able to go to the site he uses to get those files.


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15 minutes ago, John & Rose said:

Does he use a program like TurboTax?  You can print the entire file from there.  Even if only online he should be able to go to the site he uses to get those files.

Anecdotal evidence that the website is alive 


YMMV

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