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What Information Can Be Found in Tax Records?

Tax records are an excellent way to investigate potential real estate or business dealings. You can find a wealth of information related to real property ownership, property values, foreclosures, liens, judgments and more via records that are maintained at the county level. Most are accessible via online searches if you have property address or identification number.
Copies of previously filed and processed income tax records, or transcripts of these documents are also available free of charge through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and can be useful in cases of lost filings. Tax transcripts may also in the application process for mortgages or student loans.
The type of information that you can find in tax records includes:

Property Tax Records

  • Property address
  • Property ID number or parcel number
  • Owners names
  • Tax valuations
  • Land characteristics
  • Sales history

Foreclosures

  • Property address
  • Property ID number or parcel number
  • Owners names
  • Appraised value
  • Land characteristics
  • Sales history
  • Amount of taxes due

Tax Lien Sales

  • Debtor information including names and addresses
  • Filing case number, date and amount
  • Date of release
  • Employment history
  • Credit information
  • Residence history

Tax Deed Sales

  • Debtor information including names and addresses
  • Filing case number, date and amount
  • Date of release
  • Employment history
  • Credit information
  • Residence history

Tax Return Transcript

  • Marital status
  • Type of return filed
  • Adjusted gross income
  • Taxable income
  • Line items from original tax return, does not reflect subsequent changes after initial filing.

Tax Account Transcript

  • Marital status
  • Type of return filed
  • Adjusted gross income
  • Taxable income
  • Shows later adjustments made to line items made after original filing.

How to Conduct a Tax Records Search?

Property tax records are generally available online from a county or state level office. These include:

  • The state/county office frequently named as: assessor, auditor, county clerk, treasurer, real property, etc. These offices retain records related to the value of personal or commercial real property for the purposes of taxation and provide insight as to changes in property value according to market conditions and physical changes to the land or structures on them, and you will need to contact the county or state office in which the subject property resides. In many cases, you can conduct a search of such property records online, though you will need at least some identifying data such as property address or property identification or parcel number. Some counties allow searches based on property owner name, though not all.
  • The Internal Revenue Service (IRS). For income tax records, copies or transcripts of previously filed and processed federal income tax returns are also available to the individual subscriber upon submission of a Form 4506 (for copies of a return) or a Form 4506-T (for transcripts of a return) to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Tax return transcripts may also be ordered online or by phone.

Tax Records Resource Links

IRS Freedom of Information Act - The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives citizens the right to access federal agency records or information. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) describes this regulation and the process by which information may be requested per the FOIA.

IRS Request Copy of Your Tax Return - If you need a copy of a previously filed tax return, use this form along with a fee to obtain a copy of your tax return.

Property Records Industry Association - Industry discussion about the property records industry including identification, research, discussion development and drafting of national standards.

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