|IRS RAISES STANDARD MILEAGE RATE.
The Internal Revenue Service has just announced effective July 1, 2011 the standard mileage rate for business use of
automobiles will increase from 51 cents per mile to 55.5 cents per mile.
HOW TO GET FREE COPIES OF PRIOR YEAR TAX RETURNS FROM THE IRS
There are 3 ways to get free copies of your Federal tax return information--on the web, by phone or by mail.
The IRS does not charge a fee for tax return transcripts of current year tax information as well as the prior three years.
Transcripts show line items from your return as originally filed and does not reflect changes made after the return was filed.
A tax account transcript shows any later adjustments made by the IRS or the taxpayer after the tax return was filed.
To request a transcript online, go to http://irs.gov and look for the online tool "Order a transcript".
To order by phone, call 800-908-9946 and follow the prompts in the recorded message. When ordering online or by phone, you should receive your transcript within 5 to 10 days.
To request an individual tax return by mail, complete IRS Form 4506T-EZ Short Form Request for Individual Tax Return Transcript. When ordering by mail, allow 30 calendar days for delivery.
If you need an actual copy of the return, you must complete Form 4506 Request for Copy of Tax Return. Mail it to the IRS address listed on the form for your area along with a check in the amout of $57. You may request for copies of the current year as well as the past six years. Allow 60 days for delivery.