Individuals and businesses wanting to update the address associated with their Federal Tax ID (EIN) or SSN need to file an
IRS Change of Address.
The document used to do this is IRS Form 8822. You can obtain an empty 8822 and prepare and file it yourself free of charge by starting at
this link. Or you can choose our simple online tool to prepare and file the document on your behalf. Everything you see on
our proprietary one-page form will apply to you based on your input.
This filing will update your address with the IRS only. You must separately notify all other agencies - federal, state, and
local - with whom you wish to update your address.
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This service is for a filing that updates your address with the federal Internal Revenue Service only. There is no known single address change filing that will update your address in everyone's records. So you must separately notify all other agencies - federal, state, and local - with whom you want to update your address. For example, you might want to also notify state taxation agencies, the post office, etc.
You should notify the IRS of any address change to ensure you receive any future IRS refund or correspondence. For example, if the IRS tries to send you a notice of deficiency or a notice and demand for tax, and you fail to receive those notices because of an incorrect address, the IRS will still assess and accrue penalties and interest as if you had received them.
SimpleFilings is designed to save you time and headache. No longer do you have to comb through long, multi-purpose government documents or websites to determine which parts of them apply to you. Our intelligent forms are shorter and simpler because they only ask questions that apply to you, and each question has a helpful explanation right next to it. Then we prepare your government documents of choice, provide them for your signature, and even file them for you after you've signed.
To use our document preparation and filing service:
•Complete and submit the Change of Address (IRS) Application on this site.
•We prepare IRS form 8822 and provide it for your review and signature.
•Sign the document. In the case of a couple filing jointly, both spouses must sign.
•We mail the document to the IRS. Which IRS office we mail it to is determined by the old address you provide on your filing.
•Some documents can take the IRS 60 days to process, and you may not receive a confirmation from the IRS for this filing. But if you would like to follow up with them, please wait 60 days before calling 800-829-4933.
•Take care to separately inform any other applicable agencies of your new address, such as the post office, state taxation agencies, etc. This filing is only to update the IRS's records.
The IRS requires two 8822 documents in this case, so you must place two separate orders on our site. One to update the home address tied to your Social Security Number, and one to update the business address tied to your business's Federal Tax ID (EIN). Each order will result in one 8822 document.
The IRS asks for only one type of address change per document. So you can place two separate orders on our site. One to update the home address tied to your Social Security Number, and one to update the business address tied to your sole proprietorship's Federal Tax ID (EIN). Each order will result in one 8822 document.
The IRS asks for only one entity's address change per document. So if you have children in your home that file separate IRS tax returns, and you would like the address change to affect them as well, you can place two separate orders on our site. One to update your address, and one to update the address of the child that files separate returns.
If you are a representative who wants to sign for another taxpayer the IRS wants you to file a form 2848 Power of Attorney with your form 8822 Change of Address. Our site cannot currently accommodate this scenario, so you will need to prepare and file your own forms.
•Be sure to specify any apartment number or suite numbers in the space provided.
•Entering a PO box is only acceptable if your post office doesn't deliver to your street address.
•We cannot accommodate foreign addresses at this time.
•If a third party such as an accountant or attorney receives your mail for you, enter an in-care-of address as follows. In the address field, enter "C/O" followed by the third party's name and address.
Simply enter the prior name(s) where asked for on the application. Also, remember that you must separately notify any other agencies that you wish to inform of your name change, such as the Social Security Administration, state taxation agencies, etc.
Yes, a Federal Tax ID is required to use this filing to change a business's address in the IRS's records. Also known as an Employer Identification Number (EIN), a Federal Tax ID is like a Social Security Number for your business. It is a unique 9 digit number (ex. 12-3456789) that the IRS and other federal agencies use to identify your business for tax filing and other purposes.
After we prepare your Change of Address document and you provide us with your signature on it, we send it to the IRS for filing. Once the IRS receives it, they require up to 30 days for processing, and they do not send a confirmation when done. But if you would like a final confirmation of the IRS's acceptance of your Change of Address filing, please wait approximately 33 days from the time that you signed your document, then you may call the IRS at 800-829-4933. Any sooner than that, and their system may not yet be updated with the change.
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