Faxing of Transcripts Eliminated by IRS
On June 4, 2019 the IRS announced that it would stop its tax transcript faxing service on June 28, 2019. The IRS will not fax to taxpayers, or third parties, including tax professionals. This will apply to both individuals and businesses. Tax professionals may ask the IRS to mail transcripts, use e-Services Transcript Delivery Services, or ask the IRS to place a transcript in the practitioner’s e-Services secure mailbox. Additionally, effective July 1, 2019, the IRS will no longer provide transcripts to third parties via Form 4506, Form 4506-T or 4506T-EZ. Third parties will have to rely on transcripts submitted by taxpayers, or utilize the IRS Income Verification Express Service (IVES).