For most people, any mention of the IRS just fills them full of dread. No matter how much you dread any contact with the IRS, there are certain situations that their contact can work to your benefit. For instance, this spring, there were checks and cards that were loaded with COVID-19 relief funds. The only way you could get this money was if the IRS had your address. The IRS having your correct address is important. If your address has changed, you want to make sure they have the new location in the case that they need to communicate with you at some point. Mark Dicus & Company is here talk about different methods you can use to change your address with the IRS.
Fill Out & File Form 8822
If you have a new address that the IRS needs to know about, you can give them the update using the mail system. Form 8822 is there for you to fill out and send in to have the address changed in the IRS system. If you have children that have filed their taxes and this change of address also affects them, you will need to fill out a separate form for them as well. In some cases, you may be the representative that is signing for another taxpayer. In this case, you will need to include a copy of the power of attorney with the Form 8822. Make sure to follow the instructions on the second page as this will be where the information is to let you know where to send it.
Change Your Business Address with Form 8822-B
If you are filling out a Form and mailing it to the IRS to change the address of your business, it is a different form than your personal address. You will need to fill out Form 8822-B and mail it in to give the IRS your new business address. Don’t forget in either case, personal or business, that you will need to send this form in signed for it to be processed.
Turn in Your Tax Return with New Address Listed
One of the simplest ways to change your address with the IRS is to file your tax return. When you file your tax return, make sure that our new address is on it, and the IRS will change it in their system. They always make sure their records match your tax return.
Call the IRS at 1-800-TAX-FORM
Many people cringe at the thought of calling a government agency, but you can call the IRS to change your address as well. You will need to have information like your full name, date of birth, filing status, social security number as well as the old and new address.