Change of Address
When you move, you should inform the IRS of
your change of address. It is important that the IRS
has every tax payer 's correct address on record. This is
because the IRS is permitted by law to use your last known
address (according to IRS records) as the place to send you any
important ax notices or information requests. Many of the
requests the IRS sends have severe time limitations with
penalties if you don't respond in time.
Mailing tax refund checks
The IRS will use your last known address for
mailing tax refund checks.
How to let the IRS know of a change of
The IRS has a change of address form which
is the IRS tax Form 8822. Download the IRS tax Form 8822
for change of address.
Other ways of letting the IRS know of the
change of address
Before filing your income tax, the IRS
allows you to tell them the change of address in several ways.
Apart from using the IRS Form 8822, you may correct the address
legibly on the mailing label from your tax package or write the
new address on your tax return when you file. When your tax
return is processed, the IRS will update your tax records.
When informing the IRS of a change of
address, the IRS needs your full name, old and new
addresses, and your Social Security Number or Employer
Identification Number and signature. If you filed a joint
tax return, you should provide the same information and
signatures for both spouses.
The US Postal Service provides the IRS with
change of address updates weekly. Tax forms will be mailed to
the last address clearly and concisely provided by the taxpayer
or the change of address information furnished to the
IRS by the Postal Service.