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Where do I mail my tax return?

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I don’t usually dispense much information about filling out IRS forms manually because I am a big believer in e-filing. There are, however, certain times when it’s necessary to mail in a form and where the benefits of e-filing are reduced significantly. For example, if you owe taxes, you can buy yourself a few extra days by mailing in the form which can mean the difference between bouncing a check and keeping the IRS happy.

Warning: These addresses are out of date. Please visit the IRS for the latest addresses.

That said, it’s not always easy to find where you need to mail something because the addresses change. On most forms, there will be a section that indicates where you should be mailing it. In the event you can’t find the instructions or you picked up just a form, here is a helpful list of addresses, organized by your state. Where you mail your tax return depends on where you live and whether you have included a payment and I recommend do a “Find” on this page (Ctrl-F) for your state, as this won’t be in alphabetical order because multiple states mail their forms to the same address.

No Payment Included Addresses

If you are not including a payment along with the form, use this address.

Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas:
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Austin, TX 73301-0002

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming:
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Fresno, CA 93888-0002

Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia:
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Kansas City, MO 64999-0002

Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina:
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Atlanta, GA 39901-0002

If you are a dual-status alien, U.S. citizen living outside the United States or someone who is filing Form 255, Form 2555-EZ, or a Form 4563:
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 1302
Dallas, TX 75266-0575 USA

Included Payment Addresses

If you are including a payment, as in an actual check, this is the address you’ll use.

Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas:
Internal Revenue Service
P. O. Box 1302
Charlotte, NC 28201-130

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington:
Internal Revenue Service
PO Box 7704
San Francisco, CA 94120-7704

Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Internal Revenue Service
PO Box 802503
Cincinnati, OH 45280-2503

Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia:
Internal Revenue Service
PO Box 970028
St. Louis, MO 63197-0028

Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont:
Internal Revenue Service
PO Box 37009
Hartford, CT 06176-0009

Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina:
Internal Revenue Service
PO Box 105050
Atlanta, GA 30348-5050

If you are a dual-status alien, U.S. citizen living outside the United States or someone who is filing Form 255, Form 2555-EZ, or a Form 4563:
Internal Revenue Service
Charlotte, NC 28201-1302

Efilers don’t need to worry about this because you don’t mail in your return.

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14 Responses to “Where do I mail my tax return?”

  1. MikeZ says:

    ” For example, if you owe taxes, you can buy yourself a few extra days by mailing in the form which can mean the difference between bouncing a check and keeping the IRS happy.”

    Well if you were really trying to push it wouldn’t you go the extra step of mailing your return to a different IRS office than the one you listed?

  2. Hunter says:

    Thanks Jim, this is a good resource. Any excuse to pay taxes later is worth sharing…I think most people can spend money better than the Government.

  3. skylog says:

    i don’t really mail my taxes anymore, but i always thought all the addresses were always on the instruction form for each corresponding form. am i wrong on this one?

  4. Strebkr says:

    Looks like I am doing a 1040X this year. This will be the first time I have mailed something to the IRS in many many years.

  5. Edgar A. Diaz says:

    Where do the residents of Puerto Rico send their tax retures. Where do I fill?

  6. jbrickhouse says:

    Jim, according to the irs website some of your addresses on where to file are not correct. you may want to recheck that. thanks for the info though.

  7. tweety says:

    Actually the address if you’re including Payment for:

    Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington IS

    Internal Revenue Service
    PO Box 7704
    San Francisco, CA 94120-7704

    you posted box 7122 and that’s wrong. I checked it against the IRS publication…

  8. Steve says:

    Your address for Florida do not match the address given by the IRS.
    http://www.irs.gov/file/article/0,,id=104552,00.html

  9. William J. Wagner lll says:

    I do not trust the internet for my taxes. I need the address to the Austin Texas office so I can mail it to them.

  10. tavera says:

    thank you so much i really appreciate this. this is awesome because i was on hold with the irs for 20 min just to get an address. do you have the information for our state returns?

  11. Randy says:

    Jim, please double check your information and either update or remove it. Your info does NOT seem to match IRS info. I almost mailed my taxes to the wrong address. Please see about this before your readers make a mistake.

    • Jim says:

      Hi Randy – these dates were for last year, I amended the post to point people to the IRS site with the latest information.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Why does everyone make it so hard to get an address, your federal info. is very good, but no state info.


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