As most of us know, Credit is important us. You see commercials all the time with statements advising to check your Credit report, know your history and notify an agency if you see strange activity. This helps maintain your reports and limits “damage” to your Credit.
The IRS has a history of your taxes filed. This is called a transcript. A tax return transcript shows most line items from the tax return that the taxpayer filed as well as changes that were made during processing, such as math error corrections. It also includes a record of tax payments, refunds, penalty and interest charges and adjustments to tax made after the original return was filed.
Go to IRS.gov and search for Transcripts. The site has a FAQ section that will answer most of your questions and have links on how to process a request for you transcript.
CAUTION: The IRS will never call or send email or text messages asking you to provide information or log in to obtain a transcript or update your profile. Visit report phishing for instructions if you are unsure about the authenticity of any “unsolicited” communication you receive, other than US mail, claiming to be from the IRS.