Tax-payers can now download tax return transcripts instantly from the IRS. Previously the only way to get transcripts from the IRS was to visit a local office and wait in line, or to request the documents by mail. But now, Americans can sign up for an account through the Get Transcript Web app.

“I am very excited to announce that the IRS has just launched, this week, the ‘get transcript’ application which will give taxpayers the ability to view, print and download tax transcripts,” said Katherine Sydor, adviser at the Office of Consumer Policy at the Treasury, in an announcement.

Users can download return transcripts, record of account transcripts, account transcripts, or wage and income transcripts. If users don't know which transcript they need, the IRS has provided a form where they can select why a transcript is needed, and the Web app will help steer them to the correct place.

Users can verify their email address and sign in just once, or go through a six-page sign-up process to create an account that they can use to log in anytime.