There are several ways to tell us your address has changed:
|IRS form||Use Form 8822, Change of Address or Form 8822-B, Change of Address or Responsible Party - Business|
|Tax return||Use your new address when you file|
Send us a signed written statement with your:
Tell us in person or by telephone. We'll need you to verify your identity and the address we have on file for you. Please have ready your:
We may request additional information to verify your identity.
If you filed a joint return, and are still residing with your spouse, both you and your spouse should provide your names, social security numbers, and signatures on the form or statement.
If you filed a joint return and you now have separate addresses, each of you should notify us of your new, separate address.
Authorized representatives filing a form or written statement to change an address for a taxpayer must attach a copy of their power of attorney or Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative. Unauthorized third parties can't change a taxpayer's address.
Changes of address through the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) may update your address of record on file with us based on what they retain in their National Change of Address (NCOA) database. However, even when you notify the USPS, not all post offices forward government checks, so you should still notify us.
It can generally take four to six weeks after receipt for a change of address request to fully process.