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Frequently Asked Tax Questions

IRS Procedures - Address Changes

  1. Should I notify the IRS of my change of address?

Rev. date: 08/11/2012

Should I notify the IRS of my change of address?

Yes, if you move, you need to notify the IRS of your new address. We can change our records so that any tax refunds due to you or any other IRS communications will reach you in a timely manner.  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 established separate residences, you both should notify the IRS of your new addresses.
There are several ways to notify the IRS of an address change:
Note: The IRS automatically updates your address of record based on any new address you provide to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the USPS retains in its National Change of Address database.  However, even if you notify USPS with your new address, it’s still a good idea to notify the IRS directly.
Caution:  If you are a representative signing on behalf of the taxpayer, you must attach to the written statement or Form 8822 a copy of your power of attorney.  To do this, you can use Form 2848.  The Internal Revenue Service will not complete an address change from an "unauthorized" third party.