When you are filing your tax returns, you will feel like every single part of the process is complicated. Sadly, finding the where to post said tax return is also a complicated affair.
Today, we will endeavor to make it easier for you.
You will be able to tell where you need to post your tax return by looking in the top corner of the form. There, you should find a list of addresses – find the address that applies to your state and to your payment plans.
If you are planning to mail back your return without paying then you will need to post to a different address than if you were sending a payment.
Can I File My Tax Returns Via Mail?
Yes, there are many different ways to file your federal tax return. If you want to post it to the IRS you can.
However, if you want to post your tax return you need to make sure you have the correct address and that you are posting it well in advance of the deadline.
We also recommend that you get proof of postage and pay to have the forms tracked so you know when they arrive.
We also recommend that you photocopy all your forms so that you don’t have to start from scratch if they get lost in the mail.
Where Should I Mail My Tax Returns?
There is no one address to mail your federal tax returns to.
Where the form needs to go will depend on exactly what return you are trying to file. Each type of form and tax return has its own mailing address and when you need to send it will depend on where in the country you live.
If you are filing but not making your tax payment then there will be a different address that you will need to use.
For example, if you are trying to file a Form 941 then you will need to use the following addresses:
|Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin||Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Kansas City, MO 64999-0005
|Internal Revenue Service
PO Box 806532
Cincinnati, OH 45280-6532
|Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming||Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Ogden, UT 84201-0005
|Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 932100
Louisville, KY 40293-2100
You can find a full list of state by state addresses here on the IRS’s website as well.
When Do I Need To Post My Tax Return By?
You must submit your federal tax returns once a year. The deadline for this submission is known as tax day and it marks the end of the financial year.
The next Tax Day is in April 2023. Currently, Tax Day 2023 is scheduled for April 15th.
Typically, Tax Day is on April 15th, but if it falls on a Sunday or a holiday, it can be pushed back to April 18th.
When you are posting your tax returns, it is recommended that you put them in the mail at least two weeks before the deadline.
What Happens If I Post My Tax Return To The Wrong Address?
So, you’ve spent weeks working on your tax return, only to find that you have sent it to the wrong place. What happens now?
The good news for you is that, as long as you put it in the mail before Tax Day, then you will not be fined for this mistake and the IRS will make sure your return is forwarded to the right people.
The only negative consequence of sending your return to the wrong address is that your refund and the processing of your form will most likely be delayed by a few weeks.
Can I Apply For A Payment Extension Via Post?
So, you have filled out your tax return and you have an unexpectedly large tax bill to pay. But, you don’t have the money to pay it right now, what do you do?
Well, you should always try to file your tax return on time to avoid paying any extra fines.
Then you should apply for a short-term payment extension (up to 180 days) or a long-term extension (no time limit) if you need more time.
You can apply for a short-term extension if you owe up to $100,000, but long-term extensions are restricted to people who owe up to $50,000.
If you are on low income, there will be smaller fees for applying for these payment extensions.
You can also set up direct debit payments through the post.
You can make both of these applications through the post, however, it is quicker and cheaper to do it online.
Do I Have To File My Taxes Via Mail?
Mailing in your tax return is not the only option anymore.
While you can still mail in your tax return, you can also file it via fax, over the phone, in person, and online.
The quickest way to file your tax return is to do it online.
Learn More: Can I Mail My Tax Return in a Regular Envelope?
The address you will need to send your tax return to will depend on the form you are filling out, where you live, and if you will be paying your tax bill on time.
You will be able to find the postal address you need in the top right-hand corner of the first page of the form you are filling out. Or by going to the IRS website.
Make sure that you copy your forms before sending them off and double-check the address. If the forms go to the wrong address then your refund may be delayed.