IRS Form 1722
By Fred Morse
I just got my letter for the Naturalization Interview and in the document checklist for the interview is “An original Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1722 listing tax information for the past three years“. After 45 minutes on hold with the IRS (using the handy number of 1-800-829-1040 provided on the Department of Homeland Security’s letter) I can tell you the following: there is no IRS 1722 any more.
The IRS operator told me that the 1722 was no longer used, and that a tax return transcript can be used instead. Luckily these are extremely easy to get hold of at the IRS transcript site. They take 5-10 business days to be mailed to you.
This is contrary to the 1722 info I read online – so don’t spend hours on hold with the Internal Revenue Service wasting time. Just order a transcript and move on.
It’s a shame that the different government offices can’t have a common language to describe the same form.