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i-944 Can Not Get IRS Tax Transcripts, Thoughts on Copy of Tax Return

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Holy cow guys, this new i944 is the pits.

 

So the IRS number (1-800-908-9946) is not working and they are not operating by mail ATM (COVID).

When I try to get my transcripts the page says my phone number doesnt match whats on my tax return, when it does- 100% I double checked. I have not been able to get my transcripts.

 

I have the original 1040 tax return PDF from Turbo Tax but I have no idea if this will be okay since it specifically asks for the IRS record transcript version. I understand this is a new thing, but anyone have any input or expertise? 

 

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On 4/13/2020 at 2:25 PM, Kristen N said:

Holy cow guys, this new i944 is the pits.

 

So the IRS number (1-800-908-9946) is not working and they are not operating by mail ATM (COVID).

When I try to get my transcripts the page says my phone number doesnt match whats on my tax return, when it does- 100% I double checked. I have not been able to get my transcripts.

 

I have the original 1040 tax return PDF from Turbo Tax but I have no idea if this will be okay since it specifically asks for the IRS record transcript version. I understand this is a new thing, but anyone have any input or expertise? 

 

We're in the exact same boat. Can't create an account because the phone number is not matching in their system. Super frustrating - if anybody knows a solution, please help.

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I'm facing the exact same issue.

 

1. Can't get my phone number verified.

2. Can't get tax returns by mail.

 

Should we just use W-2 and pay stubs to prove our income?

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2 hours ago, kksy said:

I'm facing the exact same issue.

 

1. Can't get my phone number verified.

2. Can't get tax returns by mail.

 

Should we just use W-2 and pay stubs to prove our income?

 

People still get confused about that. According to the 864 instructions, tax return or transcript is not used to prove Current Annual Income (there are exceptions).

 

Questions 7-20 is one thing. Question 24 is something else.

 

Question 7-20 you will write down your salary. If you read the instructions for this question, they never mention tax return. But they say that you may submit an employment letter of paystubs to prove your expected income for the current year.

 

Questions 24 they ask for the Total Income on the latest Return, and ask you to send the tax return to prove that, not to prove your current income.

 

Of course there are exceptions, like self employment, like using the latest three return to show consistency. But the instructions doesn't mention tax return is a mandatory document for question 7-20, it mentions for question 24.

 

So to summarize. For question 7-20, you write down your salary and send an employment letter and paystubs. For question 24 you send either the latest tax return transcript or 1040 + W2.

 

 

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4 hours ago, Ayrton said:

 

People still get confused about that. According to the 864 instructions, tax return or transcript is not used to prove Current Annual Income (there are exceptions).

We are talking about 944 here, not 864. I think you're confused here.

 

From I-944 instructions:

"You must provide an IRS transcript(s) of your Federal income tax returns for the most recent tax year and the IRS transcript(s) of the household members whose income you are including."

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On 5/28/2020 at 9:54 PM, kksy said:

I'm facing the exact same issue.

 

1. Can't get my phone number verified.

2. Can't get tax returns by mail.

 

Should we just use W-2 and pay stubs to prove our income?

The IRS are now mailing out tax transcripts. Have you tried calling their helpline recently? I was able to request mine a few days ago.

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3 minutes ago, os306 said:

The IRS are now mailing out tax transcripts. Have you tried calling their helpline recently? I was able to request mine a few days ago.

I did call 800-908-9946, and I couldn't speak to anyone or request anything. Which number did you call?

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50 minutes ago, kksy said:

I did call 800-908-9946, and I couldn't speak to anyone or request anything. Which number did you call?

I called their international helpline (my spouse and I file from abroad), but I don't see any reason why the normal IRS helpline wouldn't be able to help with this. The number for the international line is: +1-267-941-1000. Good luck.

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1 hour ago, os306 said:

I called their international helpline (my spouse and I file from abroad), but I don't see any reason why the normal IRS helpline wouldn't be able to help with this. The number for the international line is: +1-267-941-1000. Good luck.

They mentioned on their website that they are no longer mailing out transcripts until further notice. Online is the only option. Their international helpline rejected my call from within the US lol.

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On 6/9/2020 at 10:47 PM, Kaducey said:

Hey guys, any updates on this?

No change; unable to get it.


- Feb 22 2020 - Mailed Application (I-130, I-845....) to Chicago

- April 22 2020 - NOA 1

- June 1 2020 - RFE for I-944

- June 24 2020 - Replied to RFE

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22 hours ago, madala said:

No change; unable to get it.

I can corroborate this.

 

Just spoke to a representative via the IRS International Helpline. I asked if they were now sending out tax transcripts and she responded with "No". I asked if she knew when this service was going to resume and her response was "No". I asked if it was possible to fax the transcripts over given the circumstances and she said "No". Finally, I asked if there was any other way of obtaining a transcript if you file from a foreign address and her answer was....*drumroll*...."No".

 

Pretty short conversation.

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Just learned that you can verify your online account through mail. That's different from getting your transcripts through mail and has not been suspended!

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I just received a tax transcript by mail almost 3 months after I had requested it online right before they shut down mailing operations at the IRS. Also you can request the activation code for the online transcripts now - that didn't work before.

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