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What is Form 8822: Change of Address

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What is Form 8822: Change of Address

Are you about to move? Well before you grab a bunch of boxes you might want to file Form 8822. Form 8822 is an IRS form used to inform the Internal Revenue Service of a change in address.

It must be filed by individuals, estates, and trusts who have moved within the last 60 days or are planning to move within the next 30 days. Filing Form 8822 can help you avoid any potential problems with receiving important mail from the IRS such as notices or refunds. Additionally, filing Form 8822 will ensure that your tax returns are forwarded to your new address without any issues.

How to fill out Form 8822

Filling out Form 8822 is a straightforward process, but it's important to be accurate and complete when providing the necessary information. When filling out Form 8822, you'll need to provide your name, address, Social Security number or Employer Identification Number (EIN), as well as other information related to your move.

Additionally, you may need to provide additional details regarding the change of address such as the date of your move and the reason for moving. After completing all required fields on the form, you can submit it directly to the IRS or mail it in using the provided address.

How to list nontraditional addresses on Form 8822

If you are living in a nontraditional address such as a college dormitory, military base, or RV park, you may need to provide additional information when filing Form 8822. In these cases, you'll need to list the name and address of the nontraditional residence as well as provide an explanation of why you are living there. Additionally, if your mailing address is different than your physical address, you'll need to include both addresses on Form 8822.

Alternatives to Form 8822

If you're unable to file Form 8822 for any reason, there are other alternatives that can help ensure the IRS has your correct address. For instance, you can update your address with the IRS by filing a tax return or making an address change request through their website. Additionally, if you already have a tax professional, they may be able to update your address on your behalf. Finally, you can also call the IRS directly and provide them with your new mailing address.

Form I-751 and AR-11

Are you a lawful green card holder or a permanent resident alien living in the US? Do you know about Form I-751 and AR-11?

Form I-751 Abuse Waivers

Form I-751 is used by immigrants to confirm their lawful residency in the US and prove they have followed all legal paths before being granted permanent residence. It is required for certain immigrants who have obtained their Residency Card through marriage or other family connection

AR-11 Alien's Change of Address Card

AR-11 refers to an Alien's Change of Address form that needs to be filed if you move from one address to another within a period of 10 days after changing your address.

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Conclusion

Keeping your address up to date is important. Filing Form 8822 should be one of the first things on your moving to-do list.

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