If you changed your home or business address, notify the IRS to ensure that you receive any refunds or correspondence. Although the IRS uses the postal service’s change of address files to update taxpayer addresses, notifying the IRS directly is still a good idea.
There are several ways to do this.
- On your tax return. You may correct the address legibly on the mailing label that comes with your tax package or write the new address in the appropriate boxes on your tax return when you file.
- Form 8822. You may use Form 8822, Change of Address, to submit an address or name change at any time during the year.
- Verbal Notification. If an IRS employee contacts you about your account, you may verbally provide a change of address.
- Written Notification. To give written notification, write to the IRS center where you file your return and provide your new address. The addresses for the IRS centers are listed in the tax instructions. In order to process an address change, the IRS will need your full name, old and new addresses, your Social Security number or employer identification number, and signatures. If you filed a joint return, you should provide the same information for both spouses. If you filed a joint return and have since established separate residences, you each should notify the IRS of your new addresses.