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.
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.
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