The Internal Revenue Service plans to increase the fee for obtaining an exact copy of a previously filed and processed tax return with all the attachments.

Beginning Nov. 1, the fee will increase to $57 from $39 to reflect better the cost of processing the request. Taxpayers or their designated representatives must still complete and mail the Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return to complete the request. Copies are generally available for returns filed in the current and past six years.

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