Should I notify the IRS if I changed my address?
June 10, 2014
Q) Should I notify the IRS if I changed my address?
A) Yes, you should notify the IRS if you have changed your address. The IRS uses your address to send you tax documents, correspondence, and refunds. If you do not notify the IRS of your new address, you may not receive these important communications.
There are a few ways to notify the IRS of your new address. You can:
- Complete Form 8822, Change of Address. You can download this form from the IRS website.
- Write a letter to the IRS. In your letter, be sure to include your full name, old and new addresses, Social Security number, and date of birth.
- Call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.
It is important to notify the IRS of your new address as soon as possible. If you have recently moved, you can notify the IRS online using the IRS’s Address Change tool.
Here are some of the benefits of notifying the IRS of your new address:
- You will receive your tax documents and correspondence in a timely manner.
- You will not miss out on any important information from the IRS, such as tax refunds or notices of changes to tax laws.
- You will help to ensure that the IRS has your correct contact information in case they need to reach you.
Notifying the IRS of your new address is a simple and important step to take to ensure that you are in compliance with tax laws.