Question: How do I notify the IRS my address has changed?
There are several ways to tell us your new address:
|Tax return||Use your new address on your tax return|
|IRS form||Use Form 8822 (.pdf), Change of Address or Form 8822-B (.pdf), Change of Address or Responsible Party - Business|
Send us a signed written statement with your:
You can tell us in person or by telephone. We'll need to verify your identity and address. Please have ready the information we have on file for you, such as:
|Electronic notification||You can only notify us electronically if your refund check was returned to us. Use Where's My Refund? to complete your change of address online. You will need your Social Security number, filing status and the amount of your refund. For more information, see Understanding your CP31 Notice.|
If you filed a joint return, you should provide the same information and signatures for both spouses.
If you filed a joint return and you and/or your spouse have since separated, you both should notify us of your new addresses.
Representatives filing a change of address for a taxpayer by form or written statement must attach a copy of their power of attorney or a Form 2848 (.pdf), Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative. Unauthorized third parties cannot change a taxpayer's address.
Any new address you provide to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) may also update your address of record on file with us based on what the USPS retains in its National Change of Address (NCOA) database. However, even if you notify the USPS, you should still notify us directly as not all post offices forward government checks.
Category: IRS Procedures
Subcategory: Address Changes