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Filing Estate and Gift Tax Returns

When to File

Generally, the estate tax return is due nine months after the date of death. A six month extension is available if requested prior to the due date and the estimated correct amount of tax is paid before the due date.

The gift tax return is due on April 15th following the year in which the gift is made.

Where to File

Use the below mailing address for all tax forms filed at the Cincinnati Service Center including Estate and Gift tax returns:

Internal Revenue Service
Cincinnati, OH 45999

To mail FedEx packages, please use the following street address:

Internal Revenue Service
201 W. Rivercenter Blvd
Covington, KY 41011

To pay Estate and Gift tax online, use the secure and convenient Electronic Federal Tax Payment System.

Contact Information

For questions about return accounts, lien discharges, and extensions only (no tax law questions) call: (866) 699-4083.

Many general estate and gift tax law questions can still be answered by calling: (800) 829-1040. You may also find many answers to your questions by visiting Forms and Publications.

Caution: DO NOT submit tax related questions below. If you have a tax question that was not answered here or by checking Frequently Asked Questions, please call our toll-free tax assistance line at 1-800-829-1040 for individual tax questions or 1-800-829-4933 for business tax questions. We will not respond to tax related inquiries submitted on this page.

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 29-Sep-2014