Moving? Don’t forget to inform the IRS and NYS Department of Taxation and Finance.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
While almost everyone knows that you should always contact the postal service when you move, most do not know that they should also immediately contact the IRS and NYS Department of Taxation and Finance.
The IRS and NYS Department of Taxation and Finance, regularly use the address on your last filed income tax return as your mailing address for important notices, refund checks, and other important correspondence. This becomes incredibly important if you do not file an income tax return each year as USPS mail forwarding expires after a year.
If your address is incorrect, you may not receive notice that there is a problem with your income tax returns and you may miss the opportunity to respond or request a hearing. Problems can occur when the IRS or NYS examine a tax return or when there has been identity theft on your account.
To change your address you can call the IRS at (800) 829-1040, and NYS Department of Taxation and Finance at (518) 457-5181. Be sure to keep a record of when you called and with whom you spoke. You can also reach out to a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic to help you change your address.