How to Fill and File IRS Form 8822. IRS Form 8822, a change-of-address form, updates the IRS on how get in touch with you. Providing current information will ensure that any refunds or notices reach you.
Fill out Part I of IRS Form 8822 if you are changing your home address. Fill out Part II if you are changing your business location or mailing address.
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Check the applicable boxes under lines 1 and 2 to specify the tax-filing status to which your mailing-address change applies.
Enter your name, social-security number and any prior names on lines 3, 4 and 5.
Fill out your old address on lines 6a and 6b.
Write your new address on line 7. Include your apartment, suite, or room number in the appropriate area on the address line. Use a post-office box number only if your mail is not delivered to a street address.
Check the boxes on lines 8, 9 and 10 to which your business-address change applies.
Enter your business name, employer-identification number and old mailing address on lines 11a, 11b and 12.
Provide your new mailing address and business location on lines 13 and 14.
Sign and date Form 8822 and provide your telephone number in Part III. Sign the lower right-hand line, providing your business title if you have changed your business address.
Mail your Form 8822 to the address provided on page 2 or on back of the form.
You may change both a personal and business address on a the same 8822 form. It ordinarily takes the IRS 4 to 6 weeks to process changes based on Form 8822. If you have previously filed a joint return, but have recently established a separate address and filing status, file IRS Form 8822 and check the box on the right-hand side to keep your tax issues separate going forward.