Can tax preparers give clients copies of their Tax return long after it’s been processed?

I need a copy of my 2012 tax return before it was amended. I don’t want to go through the trouble of ordering it from the IRS and waiting 2 months for it. Can I go back to my tax preparer and simply ask for another copy?

Yes, you can ask for a copy of your Tax Return. Your preparer is required to give you a copy of any return he or she prepared for you at the time the return is filed. He is not required to give you additional copies. If you get a copy from your preparer, you can be charged a fee for this service.

For example, a typical fee for a copy of a prior year return is $25.

8 thoughts on “Can tax preparers give clients copies of their Tax return long after it’s been processed?

  1. Yes. They can charge you for it though. Will a transcript meet your needs? It’s got all the same info, just in a computer-printed format. They’re free from the IRS any you can get them quickly.
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  2. ur tax preparer should give a copy to you for signing on the statement and then he do submit it at it office. if u want to a copy ask your tax preparers. If he filed tax return through online in "https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in" u can download from there it self
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  3. Yes, you can ask. I’m sure they will be able to help you – for a fee.

    You cannot get an actual copy of your return from the IRS. You can get a transcript. And it will take several months.
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  4. Sure they should be able to produce a extra copy for you when you do get around to the office and ask BUT they will probably have a fee for doing so at that time in your life OK.
    Hope that you find the above enclosed information useful. 08/05/2013
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  5. Certainly
    They should have provided you a copy at time of preparation
    They may charge a copying fee
    You have an obligation to keep copies for 3-5 years
    Some national preparers have online copies available to you 24hours a day: JacksonHewitt MyTaxManager (only for returns they prepared)
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  6. If you were my client and wanted a copy I would probably email it to you as an adobe file within a few minutes.
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  7. your preparer provided you a copy, or he should have, when he did your taxes
    if you have lost that one, yes, they can make another copy for you, they will probably charge you for it
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  8. Yes, you can ask for a copy of your tax return. Your preparer is required to give you a copy of any return he or she prepared for you at the time the return is filed. He is not required to give you additional copies. If you get a copy from your preparer, you can be charged a fee for this service.

    For example, a typical fee for a copy of a prior year return is $25.
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