IRS Tax Tip 2003-35, (Feb. 19, 2003) -- Have you changed your home or business address? If so, you may want to notify the IRS to ensure that you receive any refunds or correspondence. The IRS is now using the Postal Service’s change of address files to update taxpayer addresses, but you may want to notify the IRS directly.
There are several ways to do this. You may correct the address legibly on the mailing label that comes with your tax package or write the new address in the appropriate boxes on your tax return when you file. When your return is processed, the IRS will update your address in its records. You may also use Form 8822, Change of Address, to submit an address or name change at any time during the year. If an IRS employee contacts you about your account, you may verbally provide a change of address.
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