It’s important to make sure you are meticulous when mailing your tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This will ensure that your tax return goes to the correct address and gets there on time, to avoid any complications.
The following information on where to file your tax returns is only for your federal return, not your state tax return.
What is the address to send the federal tax return to?
The IRS has multiple addresses for their centers located throughout the US. The address to mail your IRS tax return to – including UPS and FEDEX options – will be based on the state or territory that you currently live in, the type of Form 1040 that you are filing, and whether you are expecting a tax refund or making a tax payment.
The IRS has changed the filing location for several areas in order to provide better customer service. Do not automatically send your 2020 tax return to the same place you have sent returns in previous years.
Use the ‘Where to File’ page on the IRS website if you are mailing a personal tax return, amended return, or requesting an extension of time to file. There are links available for every state. Additionally, some of the tax forms list IRS mailing addresses.
Do I have to mail my federal tax return?
You are also able to e-File your 2020 IRS federal 1040 Forms, together will your state tax return, on eFile.com.
How do I send my federal tax return by mail?
Before sealing and mailing your federal tax return, make sure that all the information you have given is accurate and your form is complete. Sign your return and use the coded envelope provided to mail it to the IRS.
Make sure the envelope is postmarked no later than the date your return is due. Always use a secure postage method and maintain a receipt of postage.
Where do you mail your federal tax return in Missouri?
If you are mailing your federal tax return from Missouri, mail as follows:
- No payment attached = Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service, Kansas City, MO 64999-0002
- Payment attached = Internal Revenue Service, P.O. Box 802501, Cincinnati, OH 45280-2501
- 1040-X Tax Amendment Mailing Address
- No payment attached: Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service, Austin, TX 73301-0215, USA
- Payment attached = Internal Revenue Service, P.O. Box 1303, Charlotte, NC 28201-1303, USA
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How do you address an envelope to the IRS?
When sending an envelope to the IRS with your return:
- In the upper left corner, write the date and the specific IRS address which you are sending your return to.
- Create a subject line with “Re:” followed by your IRS notice number. Often this number begins with CP or LP.
Can I mail my tax return in a regular envelope?
You need to mail your tax return to the IRS with the coded envelope that is included in your tax package. If you did not receive this envelope, check the ‘Where Do You File’ section inside the back cover of your tax instruction booklet.
Do I staple my W2 to my federal tax return?
When mailing your tax return, staple a copy of your W2 statements on the front of your tax return.
How do I change my mailing address with the IRS if I’m moving?
To change your personal mailing address to ensure the IRS can reach you, you will need to complete ‘Address Change Form 8822’ and mail it to the address shown on the form. You will not be able to e-File Form 8822.