When you change your business address, you need to notify the appropriate people and agencies, including the IRS. The IRS makes it easy to do this by providing a form you can print, fill out and send them. It is important to let the IRS know of any address changes as soon as possible so that you receive mail or refunds from them timely.
Download and print Form 8822-B from the IRS website.
Check off all the boxes affected by the change such as "Employment, excise, income, and other business returns," "Employee plan returns," or "Business location." Write in your business name, your tax identification number and old business address. In the appropriate box, add your new mailing address and business location, if different than your mailing address. If the business is changing ownership, include this information in the appropriate fields as well, otherwise leave blank. Sign and date the form.
Mail the completed document to one of the IRS locations based on where you live as found at the bottom of the form. You will mail it to one of two addresses: Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Center, Cincinnati, OH 45999 or its Ogden, UT 84201 location.
The IRS does not require you to use the form to change your business address, you can also mail a letter with the updated information.
You can also write down your new business address on the tax form when you regularly file your taxes. There is a box on the top of income tax forms that allow you to write in your new business address.
Individuals must use Form 8822 to notify the IRS of an address change, not the business form, which is Form 8822-B.
You might lose checks or important correspondence in the mail if you do not notify the IRS of any address changes.
Susan Reynolds has been a writer since 2008. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of South Florida and is a licensed real estate agent in Florida.