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Where do I mail my tax return?

Posted By Jim On 03/23/2011 @ 7:17 am In Taxes | 14 Comments

I don’t usually dispense much information about filling out IRS forms manually because I am a big believer in e-filing [3]. 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Warning: These addresses are out of date.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 [4].

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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[4] latest addresses: http://www.irs.gov/file/content/0,,id=105690,00.html

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